Justin Trudeau is in a real bind.
A photo has surfaced of him wearing a costume with brownface at an event in 2001.
He is a darling of the liberal media but even they can’t help him spin this one.
The Hill reports:
Photo shows Justin Trudeau wearing brownface at 2001 party
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface at an “Arabian Nights”-themed party 18 years ago, according to a photograph obtained by Time.
Trudeau is seen wearing the brown makeup at a party at a private school where he was teaching in 2001, according to Time.
The prime minister apologized after the photos were published by Time
Trudeau admitted he wore the makeup while dressing up as Aladdin at an end-of-year gala while teaching in Vancouver, speaking to to reporters from an airplane in Halifax Wednesday evening.
“I shouldn’t have done it, I should have known better, but I didn’t,” he said. “And I’m really sorry.”…
Zita Astravas, the media relations lead of Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada, confirmed to Time that the prime minister is in the photo.
Astravas told Time that Trudeau is planning to address the photo later Wednesday evening.
The scandal emerged weeks after Trudeau launched his reelection campaign.
See the tweets below:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 18, 2019
— Anna Desmarais (@anna_desmarais) September 19, 2019
"I shouldn't have done that": Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes after a photo surfaced of him wearing brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" party on Wednesday. https://t.co/drdtMZlMzx pic.twitter.com/ojvs6vaR0i
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 19, 2019
Justin Trudeau didn’t just put on blackface for his racist costume. He went as far as even colouring his hands. How did Trudeau ever have the gall to lecture Canadians about, “Canadian values”? pic.twitter.com/bEu0nfGfdg
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 19, 2019
Will this end his political career?
It would if he was a conservative.