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WorldJustin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface during 2001 event at school

03:50  19 september  2019
03:50  19 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School, Canada's Liberal Party Admits

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School, Canada's Liberal Party Admits Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. © Thomson Reuters Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns at federal liberal candidate Lenore Zann's office for the upcoming election in Truro, Nova Scotia, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/John Morris The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface during an event in 2001 . Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface makeup to a party when he was a teacher in “I apologise profoundly,” said Trudeau on Wednesday night after the photograph was published.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface during a school event in 2001.

Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface during 2001 event at school © Thomson Reuters Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at Rideau Hall after asking Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament, and mark the start of a federal election campaign in Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

"I shouldn't have done it. I should have known better, but I didn't," he told reporters on an airplane. "And I'm really sorry."

It was a photo taken when he was a teacher in 2001, attending an end-of-the-year gala with an "Arabian Nights" theme, he said.

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During a campaign event Wednesday, New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said the photo On Wednesday evening, Trudeau apologized for wearing brownface makeup at the 2001 party. Last year, Trudeau , his wife and their kids were all criticized for wearing Indian garb on a trip to India.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore “ brownface ” makeup at an “Arabian Nights” theme party in 2001 for the private school where he taught at the time, according to a photo published by Time Magazine and confirmed by his Liberal Party. The photograph, which Time says was taken from

The future prime minister attended the event with friends and colleagues dressed as a character from Aladdin, said Zita Astravas, speaking on behalf of Trudeau's party, the Liberal Party of Canada. He was wearing a turban.

The existence of the photograph was first reported by Time.

Trudeau, 47, was sworn in as prime minister in November 2015. Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, is the first child of a Canadian prime minister to become prime minister himself.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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As a child, I was taught that Canada was a country of freedom, multiculturalism and diversity. But as I grew up in the streets of Toronto, my material realities and experiences did not match that narrative, writes Janaya Khan.For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, blackface is a mere obstacle to overcome in his campaign run after receiving rebukes this week for darkening his face several times in the past. But for the millions of black, Indigenous and other people of color in Canada, this is far more than a simple scandal. Blackface is a reminder that people of color are still considered to be 'characters' instead of equal and full human beings.

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