Thursday morning was full of revelations, when it comes to the Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau, as more of his images wearing brownface and blackface on multiple occasions surfaced on internet.
Another bombshell dropped this morning, when a video emerged of the party leader dressing up as racist caricatures in the early 1990s and in 2001.
During his re-election campaign, reinforcing a narrative that has dogged him throughout his political career: he isn’t really as he's advertised.
Yesterday, the images showed him at an “Arabian Nights” party, costumed in brownface makeup and a turban. The picture was taken while Mr. Trudeau was 29 and teaching at a school in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“I shouldn’t have done it. I should have known better, but I didn’t,” he told reporters on an airplane. “And I’m really sorry.”
He said it was a racist photo but he didn’t consider it racist at the time.
The existence of the photograph was first reported by Time, a CNN affiliate.
Trudeau is running for re-election happening on October 21.
“I stand here before Canadians as I will throughout this campaign and talk about the work we have to do to make a better country together,” Trudeau said. “And I am going to continue to stay focused on that and continue to work to fight intolerance and discrimination, even though obviously I made a mistake in the past.”
Exclusive: Justin Trudeau wore brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ party while he taught at a private school, Canada's Liberal Party admits https://t.co/j3UobfYNIF
— TIME (@TIME) September 18, 2019
He has received a lot of criticism over his this racist act, which might haunt him in upcoming days also. It doesn't seem 'just another political trouble' for him as opponents have always criticised him for being 'NOT REAL'.