Canadian politician under fire for photo of wife shoveling snow after a 12-hour hospital shift

Jon Reyes/Twitter


A politician in Canada was questioned on the validity of his “man card” after he posted a photo showing his wife shoveling snow after a twelve-hour hospital shift.

Manitoba Cabinet Minister Jon Reyes shared a tweet on Saturday morning, showing his wife in the cold with a shovel.

Even after a 12 hour night shift at the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway,” he tweeted. “God bless her and all our frontliners. Time to make her some breakfast.”

The image angered many Canadians, who not only felt that the image was patronizing, but that Reyes, the man of the house, should be doing the shoveling instead of taking a photo from inside of his warm domicile.

“Why are you watching and not shoveling? This tweet sucks,” one netizen wrote.

“In the 12 hours she was mopping up after your government’s disaster you couldn’t find some time to shovel it yourself?” another responded, referencing Manitoba’s spike in COVID cases.

According to the New York Post, Reyes’ wife, Cynthia B Reyes, claimed she volunteered to do the task, only for many Twitter users to claim Reyes hastily made a Twitter account for his wife in an effort to throw off flak.

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