20 September 2019 - Justin Trudeau's brownface scandal
Third Instance of Trudeau in Brownface Surfaces in 24 Hour Period
Laura Powers (Newsweek, 19/09/2019)
A new video of the Prime Minister of Canada in brownface has surfaced, the third in a 24 hour period. The video, published by Global News, appears to show Justin Trudeau wearing a t-shirt and cutoff jeans and dark makeup covering his face, neck and arms.
According to the news outlet, the video was obtained earlier this week but was not released until the identity of the person in the video could be verified. On Thursday morning a senior member of Trudeau's party confirmed the video was of the Prime Minister., Global News said. The time and circumstances of the video have not yet been verified.
Justin Trudeau apologizes again, blames 'privilege' as third blackface instance emerges. Here's what we know
Savannah Bahrmann (USA Today, 19/09/2019)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's re-election campaign was rocked again Thursday as he issued a second apology after another instance of him in dark makeup was reported by the media. After a second picture and a video emerged of him wearing blackface, the Canadian politician asked for forgiveness.
At a campaign appearance in Winnipeg on Thursday, he apologized -- his second apology in as many days -- and added that “Darkening your face is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. I should have understood that then, and I never should have done it."
Justin Trudeau — a self-appointed moral steward in blackface: Robyn Urback
Robyn Urback (CBC, 19/09/2019)
It is almost too obvious now to point out the rank hypocrisy of the Trudeau brand: one that has zero tolerance for inappropriate touching, except for his own; one that preaches respect for Indigenous Canadians, except when you can get a cheap laugh at a Liberal fundraiser.
One that claims to run government differently, but uses the same old tactics to get its way; one that lectures about standing up to oppression, except oppression in certain ridings.
And now, Justin Trudeau must face the voters
Editorial (The Globe and Mail, 19/09/2019)
‘Were there any other times you dressed up in blackface or brownface?” In an ideal world, journalists would not need to ask this of an incumbent prime minister. But Justin Trudeau did appear in blackface or brownface on at least three occasions when he was younger, and the images are out there. And so here we are.
The question is what Canadians think of what they’ve seen, and what they want to do about it.