The Trudeau government funded Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams' photo exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, as well as an art exhibit which included one instrument called the "double masturbator" which has a mouth on one side, with a vagina on the other side.
According to documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayer Federation on the Mission Cultural Fund (MCF), as much as $52,000 was spent to take photos for the millionaire rockstar.
“Bryan Adams has plenty of money,” said Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Aaron Wudrick. “I am sure he wouldn’t have noticed if he had to pay for that himself. Artistic endeavors are fine, but is this really a good use of taxpayer money?”
Adams' net worth is estimated to sit at around $65 million.
The MCF purports to “promote Canadian culture and creativity on the world stage," with the shocking exhibit displayed in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto.
The fundraising event was given a $64,000 budget from the Mission Cultural Fund, with $51,145 being spent. The ROM is already provided $27 million in taxpayer funds annually.
The event was labelled as a one-night only exhibit, but was later opened to the public—for a fee, of course.
The $52,000 was put towards promoting Adams' exhibit in an effort to raise "Canada's Global Image" via "Cultural Events."
Other musicians who have received funding from the Trudeau government include Toronto-based musician Peaches, who was given a grant to display her first solo art show titled "Whose Jizz Is This" in Hamburg, Germany last year, reports The Canadian Taxpayer Federation.
Peaches, whose entire M.O. has been to spread lewd sexual positivity through songs such as "F*ck the pain away," dedicated her art show to “sex, feminism, queerness, gender and new millennium politics," featuring sculptures of fleshlights and other sex toys.
“It is based on a double sex toy called the double masturbator which has a mouth on one side with teeth and tongue and on the other side there is a vagina,” explained Peaches. “They can actually pleasure themselves, they can rewrite the narrative and they don’t need humans.”
Peaches was given nearly $9,000 of taxpayer money from the Canadian embassy in Berlin.
On how her "art" would positively represent Canada on a global stage, Peaches said: “I think that I have a unique perspective, I think Canadians have a sense of humour and absurdity and a special intellect, humour and point of view.”
“That’s going to be a tough sell to a lot of Canadian taxpayers,” said Wudrick in his report on Taxpayer. “I think a lot of people would scratch their heads as to what this kind of spending has to do with Canada. In what way or taxpayers getting any value?.. This government essentially seems to not care and they think people aren’t going to notice the little things. If you can’t keep the spending under control with the little grants, what’s going to happen with multi-billion-dollar programs?”