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Canada The 2001 party where Justin Trudeau wore brownface was a lavish event with corporate sponsors and belly dancers

19:30  19 september  2019
19:30  19 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing 'brownface' costume in 2001

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing 'brownface' costume in 2001 A yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing "brownface" makeup at a 2001 costume party detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader's bona fides as a champion of inclusivity and tolerance and stopping the party's re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface makeup at a 2001 party when he was a teacher, TIME reported Wednesday. The yearbook shows a photo of Trudeau dressed up with a face covered in brown makeup. It was made public after Vancouver businessman Michael Adamson, who

Photo shows Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing brownface at 2001 party . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under fire after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface to a party at a school where he was a teacher nearly 20 years ago.

a black and white photo of a man© Wayback Machine/West Point Grey Academy
  • The 2001 party where Justin Trudeau dressed as Aladdin and wore brownface was a lavish event with corporate sponsors and belly dancers.
  • A newsletter from West Point Grey Academy, where Trudeau taught, recounted the party, which raised $160,000 from private and corporate donors.
  • The party boasted an auction with "fabulous vacations," tables adorned with "glittering trinkets." It was opened by "belly dancers" and hosted an "exotic meal," the newsletter said.
  • Sponsors included the Vancouver Airport Authority and Electronic Arts (EA) Canada, the newsletter shows.
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The 2001 party where Justin Trudeau dressed as Aladdin and painted his face brown was a lavish event with corporate sponsors and belly dancers.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau ’s brownface scandal has brought low one of the world’s premier virtue-signalers, and Twitter is celebrating the exposure of After his Liberal Party finally admitted it was their standard-bearer in the photo, Trudeau groveled before the world in a press conference on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Justin Trudeau wore brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ party while he taught at a private school, Canada’s Liberal Party admits https Trudeau wore the skin-darkening makeup to an “Arabian Nights” gala hosted by the West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, according to the Time

Canada's prime minister admitted his costume was racist and apologized on Wednesday amid widespread condemnation, after TIME magazine published a photo of him at the party.

The fundraiser was hosted by the prestigious Vancouver private school West Point Grey Academy, where Trudeau was then a 29-year-old teacher.

The event itself was held at the four-star Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.

An archived school newsletter from April 2001 which documented the party, and which Business Insider has reviewed, reveals that it was a lavish affair.

The newsletter boasts an auction with "fabulous vacations," tables decorated with "rich fabrics" and adorned with "glittering trinkets," as well as "belly dancers," and "an exotic meal."

'I was extremely disappointed': Jody Wilson-Raybould responds to Trudeau brownface controversy

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OTTAWA — The re-election campaign of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was thrown into turmoil Wednesday when Time magazine published a 2001 photograph of him wearing brownface makeup at a private school party .

Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface makeup to a party when he was a teacher in 2001 , saying “it was a racist thing to do”. A photograph of Trudeau dressed in a turban and robes with brown makeup on his face, neck and hands, was published by Time magazine on Wednesday.

a group of people posing for a photo© Wayback Machine/West Point Grey Academy

The party raised $160,000 for the school and was supported by more than 280 corporate and private sponsors, the newsletter said.

Amongst them were the Air Canada Championship golf competition, the Vancouver Airport Authority, and Electronic Arts (EA) Canada, the newsletter shows.

Zita Astravas, head of media relations for the Liberal Party of Canada told TIME Magazine: "It was a photo taken while he was teaching in Vancouver, at the school's annual dinner which had a costume theme of 'Arabian Nights.' He attended with friends and colleagues dressed as a character from 'Aladdin.'"

Read more: 'He has to answer for it': Canadian politicians pile on Justin Trudeau over his brownface Aladdin outfit from 2001

TIME was first to reveal the photo of Trudeau at the party on Wednesday. Since then, two further instances of the prime minister wearing brownface have come to light.

Exclusive: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup

Exclusive: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup Global News has obtained video showing Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in blackface, the third instance of racist dress to come to light in 12 hours. It’s not clear when or where the video was taken, but the video, obtained exclusively by Global News, shows Trudeau covered in what appears to be dark makeup and raising his hands in the air while laughing, sticking his tongue out and making faces. He's wearing a white T-shirt, and his jeans are ripped at the knees. It appears as though his arms and legs are covered in makeup as well.

Time magazine reported Wednesday that Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau wore “ brownface ,” at an ‘Arabian Nights,’ themed party in 2001 . The magazine said it obtained a copy of a yearbook form the private school where Trudeau taught.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said sorry after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface makeup at an "Arabian Nights" themed party in 2001 . He admitted it was a racist act although he didn't realize it at the time. Series of setbacks. Time magazine on Wednesday posted the photo, which

One is a photo of Trudeau in blackface while he impersonated African-American singer Harry Belafonte at his high school talent contest.

The other is a video of Trudeau as a youngster wearing black paint on his face. Little information is known about it, but a spokesperson for the prime minister confirmed its authenticity.   The 2001 party where Justin Trudeau wore brownface was a lavish event with corporate sponsors and belly dancers © Screenshot via Global News Canada

In comments to reporters on Wednesday night, Trudeau said of his Aladdin costume: "I shouldn't have done that. I should have known better but I didn't and I'm really sorry."

"I'm going to be asking Canadians to forgive me for what I did. I shouldn't have done that. I take responsibility for it. It was a dumb thing to do."

Business Insider has contacted the office of Justin Trudeau and West Point Grey Academy for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

Green Party leader speaks out about one of her own candidates wearing blackface in the past .
Despite calling the recent revelations of Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau’s prior instances of wearing brownface and blackface “deeply troubling and really shameful behaviour,” May said that Malone’s case “falls in a different category.” She said his skit “wasn’t a hidden video.”“It was part of a national, very well-loved comedy show, and I haven’t reviewed it but he is very upfront about it and he didn’t hide it,” May said.

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