The Latest: Trudeau angry at himself for brownface photo

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OTTAWA — The Latest on the emergence of a photo showing Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001 (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made a mistake when he wore brownface makeup at a party in 2001, and should have known better.

Trudeau made the comments shortly after Time magazine published the photo. Time says the photo came from the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.

The photo depicts Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck.

Trudeau told reporters travelling with him on his campaign plane Wednesday: “I’m pissed off at myself; I’m disappointed in myself.”

He said it was a racist act, though he didn’t realize it at the time. Trudeau he says he knows better now.

The prime minister said he made a mistake and asked Canadians to forgive him.

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8:04 p.m.

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections has been hit by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001.

Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. The photo depicts Trudeau wearing a turban and robe, with dark makeup on his hands, face and neck.

Liberal Party spokesman Cameron Ahmad confirms the photo is of Trudeau. He says it was taken at the school’s annual dinner which had an “Arabian Nights” theme that year. Trudeau was dressed as a character from “Aladdin.”

Trudeau was expected to speak to reporters about the photo later tonight.

The Associated Press

47 COMMENTS

  1. so basically the whole world is offended by EVERYTHING !!!! SO BEST CANCEL HALLOWEEN FOR THE KIDS!!!! Dress in black and white stripes????? OFFENDING CONVICTS AND YOUR KID WILL BECOME A CRIMINAL. Dress as a princess??? OFFENDING ROYALTY. Dress as a any character with guns? YOUR KID WILL BECOME A MURDERER OR CRIMINAL. Basically THIS is what all this political correctness bullshit is coming to.!!!!!!!! And singing Day-O in character for a talent show???? Does no one remember that Harry Belafonte was a coloured person?? Was NOT done to be derogatory — was done in “character”

  2. Lets look at this the Aga Khan and the SNC Lavalin affair, the treatment of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott the groping accusation ( that was a misunderstanding he says ) the many many lies he has told Canadians daily and now this. I think the only person in North American who saw thru this scam artist was good old Donald Trump cause they are both cut from the same cloth.

  3. Don t worry if this had been someone from any other party ,Trudeau would be demanding there resignation , that’s what’s troubling for me , when he is caught up in something oh I’m sorry , but anybody else , that’s the liberal way I’m not rapist but everyone else is

  4. All the Liberal fans were not saying that when the Libs dug up that dirt on Sheer and Trudeau ran with it acting like he was holier than thou. The only thing he is sorry about is the fact that he got caught acting like a racist, and now the whole world including the UN will see what he really is.

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