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Canada Trudeau says he cannot be 'definitive' that there are not more blackface photos

01:36  20 september  2019
01:36  20 september  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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.

(RELATED: Trudeau Apologizes, Says He ’s ‘Pissed-Off’ He Did Brown Face — But Hints That He Might Have Done Blackface Too). Trudeau responded, “It is obvious that this is something deeply regrettable … I am leery of being definitive about this … because the recent pictures that came out I

Canada's Trudeau apologizes for racist photos , but does not rule out possibility that there are more . Published 28 min ago. Following the publication of Time's story, Trudeau revealed that he had also worn blackface once in high school during a performance of "Day-O," the Jamaican folk song

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Trudeau says he cannot be 'definitive' that there are not more blackface photos© The Hill Trudeau says he cannot be 'definitive' that there are not more blackface photos

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Thursday after three instances of him in blackface resurfaced in less than 24 hours, but left open the possibility that more footage could come to light.

"I am wary of being definitive about this, because the recent pictures that came out, I had not remembered," Trudeau said, according to CNBC.

Trudeau's comments come after a video resurfaced on Thursday that showed Trudeau in dark makeup, raising his hands in the air and making faces while wearing a white T-shirt and jeans ripped at the knees.

New Brunswickers share different reactions to Trudeau blackface photos and video

  New Brunswickers share different reactions to Trudeau blackface photos and video Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has come under criticism by some, while others think the brownface/blackface photos and video that have recently emerged shouldn't be the top story with the federal election one month away. "He did grow up in a very worldly family and had access to all the best education," resident Rian Smith said to Global News in Fredericton. "I think at a certain point, it's just kind of outright ignorance, racism."But in New Brunswick's capital city, not everyone is pleased by what they've seen."We are not a costume," said one man, while another said, "I believe people are over-exaggerating.

Justin Trudeau Says He Didn't Remember Blackface and Brownface Photos and Admits There Could Be More . Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Thursday that he ’s unsure whether there are more images of him in blackface or brownface beyond the ones that have already been

Mr. Trudeau apologized on Wednesday and on Thursday for his conduct, saying he was “deeply sorry” for the three occasions he wore blackface or brownface, as a But many people on social media and national talk shows rejected Mr. Trudeau ’s claim that wearing brownface was not generally viewed as

On Wednesday night, a Time article published photos of him in brown makeup that Trudeau said was part of an Aladdin costume for an "Arabian Nights"-themed party while he was teaching in Vancouver in 2001.

When asked if there were other similar instances during his apology, Trudeau told reporters he also wore dark makeup at a high school talent show while performing the Harry Belafonte song "Day-O."

"I shouldn't have done it, I should have known better, but I didn't," Trudeau said Wednesday night, referring to the 2001 photo. "And I'm really sorry."

He added Thursday: "The fact is, I didn't understand how hurtful this is to people who live with discrimination every single day. I have always said that I come from a place of privilege, but I now need to acknowledge that that comes with a massive blind spot."

The scandal emerged just weeks after Trudeau launched his reelection campaign.

Trudeau calls Singh to discuss blackface photos .
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh spoke to Justin Trudeau Tuesday about the Liberal leader's past appearances in blackface that emerged last week. Singh received the private call from Trudeau as the NDP bus headed to Burnaby, B.C., for a campaign event Tuesday evening. Trudeau was forced to apologize repeatedly last week after Time magazine published a photo of him in brownface — wearing an Aladdin costume with his face, hands and arms darkened — at an Arabian Nights-themed gala when he was a teacher at a private school in B.C. in 2001.

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