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Justin Trudeau Apologizes for 2001 Brownface Photo: ‘I’m Pissed Off at Myself’

Credit: The Wrap- Published on September 19, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “disappointed” and “pissed off” at himself after a 2001 yearbook photo of him in brownface surfaced Wednesday.

The photo, which was uncovered by TIME magazine on Wednesday, was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, B.C.,...
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Published on September 19, 2019 -  01:18
Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Wearing 'Brownface' in 2001 Photo
Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Wearing 'Brownface' in 2001 Photo. The Canadian PM admitted he wore 'brownface' makeup to an 'Arabian Nights'-themed party in 2001. . 'TIME' magazine published the photo. . Trudeau, 29 at the time, is seen wearing a turban and dark makeup on his face and hands. . Having only announced his re-election campaign a week earlier, Trudeau called his actions "a dumb thing to do.". It was something that I didn't think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do,  Justin Trudeau, via 'TIME'. I'm going to be asking Canadians to forgive me for what I did ... it was a dumb thing to do. I'm disappointed in myself... ,  Justin Trudeau, via 'TIME'. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said the PM "has to answer" for the photo and called it "insulting.”

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