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Canada May ‘deeply shocked’ by Trudeau’s wearing of racist makeup in past photos, video

20:15  22 september  2019
20:15  22 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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.

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Elizabeth May wearing sunglasses: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May makes her way from Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Green Party Leader Elizabeth May makes her way from Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said she is "deeply shocked" by the photos and video that emerged this week showing Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau wearing blackface and brownface.

"I'm so deeply shocked," May told The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson. "I usually don't have trouble articulating my feelings, but I find this deeply troubling and really shameful behaviour and it's inexplicable that Justin Trudeau could be three times recorded.

"I mean, it seems to be something he likes to do which is racist behaviour."

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  NDP leader says damage from Trudeau videos, photos can't be underestimated HAMILTON — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the damage caused by photos and a video of Justin Trudeau in racist makeup cannot be underestimated, and underscores the importance of electing a New Democratic government. The comments came on what is arguably the most important day of Singh's political career, as people turn to see how the first visible minority to lead a federal party in Canada responds to Trudeau having worn blackface and brownface makeup.Speaking with small business owners to discuss his plan to introduce universal pharmacare and expand public dental coverage, Singh says many Canadians who have faced racism are hurting over Trudeau's actions.

In less than 24 hours, three instances of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing racist makeup in the past have Mercedes Stephenson reports on the video that Global News exclusively obtained, shot in the Don Martin: Trudeau photos a 'game-changer' for campaign - Продолжительность: 5:27 CTV

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau wore blackface at 2001 costume party. Trudeau , who is currently running for reelection, then admitted he may have also worn blackface for a high school talent show, where he performed Jamaican music in face paint and an afro wig, but insisted that was all.

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On Wednesday, Time magazine published a yearbook photo from 2001 of the Liberal leader at an Arabian Nights-themed gala event at a private school in Vancouver where he once taught. In the photo, Trudeau is wearing dark makeup and a Turban.

At a press conference Wednesday evening, Trudeau apologized for the photo and admitted to one other incident during high school where he performed the song Day-O during a talent competition "with makeup on."

However, on Thursday, a video obtained exclusively by Global News was published showing a third instance of racist dress by the federal leader.

In the video -- which Trudeau has confirmed was shot during a costume day for river guides of a whitewater rafting operation in Quebec where he worked sometime between 1992 and 1994 -- he appears to be covered in dark makeup.

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  ‘This thing is a wildfire’: Trudeau campaign reeling from racist makeup revelations Video of a third incident emerged Thursday. The Canadian prime minister was already facing a tough reelection battle.In the four years since, he has cast himself as a global standard-bearer for inclusion, making it the center of his political platform and public persona like few leaders anywhere ever had. He swore in a diverse, gender-balanced cabinet. He admitted more than 25,000 refugees from Syria and went to the airport to greet the first arrivals. His government put Viola Desmond — a black woman who spurred the end of segregation in Nova Scotia — on the 10-dollar bill.

In the photo , Trudeau is wearing dark makeup and a turban. Speaking to reporters Wednesday evening, Trudeau apologized for the photo . WATCH: Scheer condemns Trudeau ’ s racist behaviour. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said she was “ deeply shocked by the racism shown”

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When asked whether Trudeau would be fit to be prime minister of Canada given the incidents, May said she belongs to a "tradition that is prepared to forgive."

"But he has to express it to me and all Canadians why we should forgive him," she said. "At this point, it's his behaviour that hurt people. It hurts children of colour, it hurts Indigenous Peoples. It hurts all of us who care about really eradicating racism from this culture, from society. It puts it right in our face that racism is alive and well in Canada. And that is unforgivable."

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When asked whether the Greens would support a Trudeau Liberal government in a minority situation, May said she needs to see what happens after the election, but said, "It's hard to have any trust."

"What is the will Canadians have expressed at the ballot box?" she said. "Because my number one commitment always goes toward doing what's best for Canada."

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

  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.

• How will Justin Trudeau ’ s blackface photos affect Canada’s election? Justin Trudeau is scrambling to halt further damage to his re-election campaign after a string of racist images from his The Green party leader, Elizabeth May , said she was “ deeply shocked by the racism shown in this

+ Embroiled in a scandal over his past wearing of blackface and brownface, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau It appears as though his arms and legs are covered in makeup as well. It does not appear the video was shot at the same time and place as the other photos of Trudeau in racist makeup .

Green candidate admits to wearing racist makeup

May said she has "absolutely never" worn blackface or brownface herself, calling the act "appalling," but added that Greg Malone, a well known satirical comedian and Green candidate for Avalon, N.L., admitted to the party that he had worn racist makeup during a comedy sketch on the show CODCO broadcast on CBC several decades ago.

May said she has not yet seen the skit.

"In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't done it," May said.

When asked if Malone should still be able to run as a Green candidate, May said it "wasn't a hidden event," that Malone had been upfront about the incident, and that it was part of a "national, very well-loved comedy show."

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"I think that the context of it being a comedy show in an era where it was broadcast on national television was not something that was hidden and it was not something that he would do today," she said. "And I know Greg extremely well -- there are not multiple incidents. And it wasn't part of a private life entertainment that he thought was appropriate. So given the outrageousness of CODCO in the day, I think it falls in a different category."

Liberal Amarjeet Sohi pained to see Trudeau in brownface

  Liberal Amarjeet Sohi pained to see Trudeau in brownface 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.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.

Trudeau says he is ‘ deeply sorry’ he appeared in brown face at school gala in 2001. Muslim group says Trudeau must apologize ‘unequivocally’. Speaking to reporters on his campaign plane, Trudeau apologized for his actions, saying that he now recognizes his actions were racist .

Trudeau owned up to the picture, which was published in the yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private school where he used to teach. The photo shows Trudeau in a robe and turban, with dark makeup covering his face and arms, in an apparent attempt at an Aladdin costume.

In an interview with Global News on Saturday, Malone said he let the party know about the skit because he “didn’t want anyone to be surprised.”

“One of the sketches that I did, I played Mahatma Gandhi who was one of my heroes,” Malone said. “And I was very excited about getting a chance to portray Gandhi, but I didn't think about the fact that I was wearing makeup and you know blackface and stuff.”

He said people now have a “more sophisticated, nuanced understanding of racism, and in particular the American history of buffooning black people in a derogatory fashion at Ku Klux Klan rallies for entertainment.”

Trudeau faces backlash from opponents

Trudeau, who is seeking re-election, has received harsh backlash from his opponents.

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Trudeau said at a campaign event on Friday that he had reached out to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who has condemned the images as personally hurtful.

"I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian," he said. "As I have been apologizing to Canadians who have suffered discrimination and intolerance their entire lives in ways some of us like me have never had to experience on a daily basis."

Singh said he is open to talking to Trudeau, as long it remains a private conversation, declining to disclose what he’d say to Trudeau.

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer has also condemned the images and has claimed that Trudeau's apology is insincere.

"I believe Canadians would have been able to accept his apology had he been open and transparent the first time, if he hadn't lied when he was first given the opportunity to address it," he said at a campaign event in New Brunswick on Friday. "Again, I think people are very concerned about the hypocrisy."

-With files from Mercedes Stephenson, James Armstrong, Maryam Shah and the Canadian Press.

'Insulting, racial mockery:' Trudeau's behaviour panned by Alberta premier .
CALGARY — Alberta's premier says images of federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing black and brown face makeup should make it easier for voters to choose in next month's election. Jason Kenney, who is just back from a tour urging investment in Alberta's energy sector, calls the prime minister's past behaviour embarrassing and unacceptable. "I found the revelations about the prime minister's penchant for blackface frankly bizarre. He is trying to blame this on society, that we must learn from this. No, prime minister this is about you, not us," Kenney said Monday."I'm 51 years old.

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