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Justin Trudeau Admits to Wearing Blackface Makeup During High School Performance Following TIME Report

One year ago   |   By Time

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday night for wearing brownface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party-less than two hours after TIME published a previously unreported yearbook photo from the private school where he was teaching.
Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, also admitted that he wore blackface “makeup” in high school to sing “Day-O,” a Jamaican folk song famously performed by African-American singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte .
“When I was in high school I dressed up at a talent show and sang ‘Day-O.' With makeup on,” he...
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Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface in 2001 after photo emerges

Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface in 2001 after photo emerges

One year ago   |   By NY Daily News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - who's in a fight for reelection - wore brownface while dressed as an “Aladdin” character at a 2001 event at the private school where he taught. The photo came to light Wednesday evening, and the 47-year-old head of state admitted doing it and apologized. ...
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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface' costume in 2001

One year ago   |   By National Post

OTTAWA - A yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing "brownface" makeup at a 2001 costume party detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader's bona fides as a champion of inclusivity and tolerance and stopping the party's re-election momentum squarely in its tracks.
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Trudeau campaign rocked by 'brownface' report

Trudeau campaign rocked by 'brownface' report

One year ago   |   By Politico

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau painted his face, hands and arms brown for a party at a school where he taught 20 years ago, TIME magazine reported Wednesday, evoking the same racist sentiment as the legion of white U.S. politicians wearing black face. The Canadian prime minister's reelection campaign was jolted by the bombshell report, which said Trudeau wore what it described as "brownface makeup" as part of a disguise at an Arabian Nights-themed party at a British Columbia school where he taught at the time. The photo appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook at the private school where Trudeau...
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Justin Trudeau campaign hit with 'brownface' photo

One year ago   |   By ABC News

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaigning for national elections has been hit by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in "brownface" makeup at a costume party in 2001
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Yearbook photo surfaces of Justin Trudeau in ‘brownface' at 2001 costume party

One year ago   |   By National Post

OTTAWA - A yearbook photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing “brownface” makeup at a costume party in 2001 has landed on the federal election campaign.
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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface' costume in 2001

One year ago   |   By National Post

OTTAWA - A yearbook photo of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing "brownface" makeup at a costume party in 2001 has landed on the federal election campaign.
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Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights' Party While He Taught at a Private School, Canada's Liberal Party Admits

One year ago   |   By Time

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.
The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a...
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