Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized again for wearing black and brownface on a number of occasions. Over the past 48 hours, two photos and one video emerged of him wearing racist makeup as recently as 2001. The scandal is breaking just days after Trudeau launched his re-election bid ahead of next month’s election. On Thursday, Trudeau said he could not rule out more photos coming to light.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “The fact is, I didn’t understand how hurtful this is to people who live with discrimination every single day. I have always acknowledged that I come from a place of privilege, but I now need to acknowledge that that comes with a massive blind spot.”
Canadian New Democratic leader Jagmeet Singh responded to the growing scandal.
Jagmeet Singh: “I can tell you that I am deeply troubled by what this means to Canada, that young kids are going to see not just one or two, but multiple images of the prime minister mocking their lived reality. This is so hurtful to so many Canadians.”