Entertainment Late-Night Hosts React To Justin Trudeau’s Blackface Controversy: ‘Suck It, Canada!’
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.
Late-night hosts share their thoughts on old surfaced photos of Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface.
Three instances of Trudeau wearing blackface have emerged recently. This includes a video of Trudeau in a crowd in the 1990s as well as him attending an Arabian Nights gala in 2001.
On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy on Global'swith a simple, straightforward response.
"I just want to say... It's not us this time!" he said. "Suck it, Canada!"
Justin Trudeau’s blackface and brownface photos make for the worstimaginable.
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.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow)
On "The Daily Show", host Trevor Noah went into more depth on the story, responding to Trudeau's comment that he is "more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate."
"Besides being problematic, it also sounds like Justin Trudeau would be the most annoying person on Halloween," Noah joked.
While the public and media are digesting the information, so are a number of other celebrities. The likes of Kal Penn and Piers Morgan reacted to the photos and videos on Twitter.
"For Halloween, I’m going to dress up as Justin Trudeau dressed up as Aladdin," Penn teased.
For Halloween I’m going to dress up as Justin Trudeau dressed up as Aladdin
Trudeau absent from Lilly Singh's prime-time special
A group of stars joined late-night newcomer Lilly Singh for a prime-time TV special Wednesday night, but one special guest touted in advance — Canadian Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau — was missing.A group of stars joined late-night newcomer Lilly Singh for a prime-time TV special Wednesday night, but one special guest touted in advance — Canadian Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau — was missing.
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn)
Morgan took a more direct approach. "Blackface Trudeau should apply the same high horse standards to himself that he applies to everyone else – and demand his own racist head on a plate," he wrote.
Blackface Trudeau should apply the same high horse standards to himself that he applies to everyone else – and demand his own racist head on a plate.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)
*NEW: The same liberals defendingfor (repeatedly) wearing blackface destroyed just for talking about it.
The hypocrisy stinks.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)
Continue below to see more celebrity reaction.
It’s not “brownface”.
It’s not “face-darkening”.
Justin Trudeau wore blackface and it’s racist.
Trudeau’s Blackface Controversy Manifests As Racist Graffiti In B.C.
OTTAWA — A federal Liberal candidate in B.C. says his campaign signs were vandalized in an attempt to tie his campaign to recently surfaced racist images of the prime minister in blackface. Stephen Fuhr told HuffPost Canada Thursday that his face was coloured in — with the exception of his mouth and eyes — with thick, black marker. “All parties experience some sort of vandalism. It just kind of goes with the punches,” he said. “This was a little different situation.”He claimed vandals are trying to smear his campaign by linking him to the current controversy embroiling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“They didn’t knock the sign over or take it out or rip it in half.
Forgive him or don’t forgive him.
But we all need to be honest about what it is we are looking at in those photos.
— andy lassner (@andylassner)
The only upside to Justin Trudeau's blackface photos is that it might cause Melania to like him more.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang)
tekashi just showed the court a 4th justin trudeau brownface photo. This is wild
— Desus Nice (@desusnice)
Justin Trudeau at one point chastised a young woman at a townhall for saying "mankind" instead of "people-kind" when asking a question - but didn't think twice about dressing up in blackface at age 30. Just let that sink in for a minute everyone...
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain)
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Trudeau 'blackface' discussion surged online and then waned after 3 days, report finds .
The day Time magazine published its report on a photo of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface, discussion exploded online. But less than a week later, online posts about the scandal had all but disappeared, according to new research from McGill University. In fact, the online discourse around Trudeau's history of wearing blackface dropped off dramatically within three days, according to an analysis of social media posts published today by the Digital Democracy Project, an effort led by the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.
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