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Canada Liberal Amarjeet Sohi pained to see Trudeau in brownface

01:50  20 september  2019
01:50  20 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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. 

Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface makeup to a party when he was a teacher in 2001 “It was something I should not have done. I didn’t think it was racist at the time, but now I see , it was the National Council of Canadian Muslims said his appearance in brownface was “disgraceful”.

A 2001 photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau depicting him in brownface and dressed as Aladdin was published just weeks into the federal election. WATCH ABOVE: 'I should have known better': Trudeau apologizes after 2001 photo of him in Reporter: And I wondered if you might place a call tonight to Jagmeet Singh, to Amarjeet Sohi Justin Trudeau : I’ve been talking to candidates to see …

Edmonton Mill Woods incumbent Amarjeet Sohi says it was "disappointing and disheartening" to see an image emerge of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in brownface.

Time Magazine published a 2001 photo Wednesday night of Trudeau in brownface and a turban. Trudeau was dressed as Aladdin for a gala at the Vancouver private school where he worked as a teacher.

Trudeau acknowledged late Wednesday he recognizes now it was "something racist to do and I am deeply sorry."

The image set off an international scandal over cultural appropriation by a leader who built his brand on progressivism.

"Last night, when I saw that image, I felt pain," Sohi told CBC Radio's Adrienne Pan Thursday.

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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.

Mr. Trudeau has long cast himself as a glittering spokesman for the world’s beleaguered liberals , standing up to President Trump, supporting gender and In it, Mr. Trudeau , again in brownface and wearing a turban, has his arms around two Sikh men. “Justin Trudeau has carefully crafted an image

"I felt that racism and discrimination that I have experienced and many other racialized groups and members of racialized communities face."

Two more instances of Trudeau appearing in racist makeup have since emerged.

Justin Trudeau, Amarjeet Sohi are posing for a picture: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau apologized to Edmonton Mill Woods incumbent Amarjeet Sohi Thursday morning for wearing racist makeup in the past. © The Canadian Press Liberal leader Justin Trudeau apologized to Edmonton Mill Woods incumbent Amarjeet Sohi Thursday morning for wearing racist makeup in the past.

Sohi, who has been a key member of Trudeau's cabinet, said Trudeau apologized to him Thursday morning, saying, "This should never have happened."

Sohi called the images "indefensible" but reiterated his support for the embattled Liberal leader.

"He is a champion of diversity, he is a champion of inclusion and he has demonstrated through his actions that diversity matters, that we need to end racism and discrimination," Sohi said.

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

'I was extremely disappointed': Jody Wilson-Raybould responds to Trudeau brownface controversy Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was kicked out of the Liberal party caucus in the fallout to the SNC-Lavalin affair, said she was "extremely disappointed" after seeing a photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface. Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was kicked out of the Liberal party caucus in the fallout to the SNC-Lavalin affair, said she was "extremely disappointed" after seeing a photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dressed in brownface.

Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ’s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to Kim O’Bomsawin, a leading Indigenous filmmaker who has documented the murder of Indigenous women, said it was initially shocking to see Canada’s prime minister partying in brownface .

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau campaigning in Nova Scotia yesterday. 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.

Sohi said he told Trudeau Thursday morning that the incident could spark deeper conversations among Canadians about combating institutionalized discrimination.

"These incidents and these images remind us that there's more to be done," he told CBC.

Sohi said his volunteers and supporters have also been hurt by the images.

Tim Uppal, who is running against Sohi in the Edmonton Mill Woods riding, tweeted about the photos Thursday.

"Justin Trudeau's racist pics and video really hit home because we have been helping our seven-year-old son deal with racism since he was told, 'You can't be my friend because you have brown skin,'" Uppal wrote.

Uppal lost to Sohi in the 2015 federal election.

Sohi said people will have to reach their own conclusions about Trudeau's apology.

"But I have I have known the prime minister for last four years and no other leader that I have known has shown so much commitment to ending racism and discrimination."

Roy Green: The question Justin Trudeau must be asked .
Roy Green has one question for Justin Trudeau that is 'screaming for an answer.'"Prime Minister, was 2001 the last time you appeared in either blackface or brownface?"

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