Entertainment Late-Night Hosts React To Justin Trudeau’s Blackface Controversy: ‘Suck It, Canada!’

16:20  20 september  2019
16:20  20 september  2019 Source:   etcanada.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.

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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.

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On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy on Global's "The Late Show" with a simple, straightforward response.

"I just want to say... It's not us this time!" he said. "Suck it, Canada!"

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.

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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.

Continue below to see more celebrity reaction.

“The Late Show” airs weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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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