Labour MP says Canadian PM’s scandal reveals ‘even liberal leaders’ succumb to racism
The Labour MP David Lammy has blamed the decision by Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to blacken his face at a party on pervasive racist tropes that even “liberal leaders” succumb to, as he made calls to tackle white supremacy and privilege.
Speaking at a fringe event at the party’s conference in Brighton, the anti-racism campaigner spoke out about old pictures that have emerged of Trudeau in blackface, including one of him dressed up for an Arabian Nights themed gala while still a teacher in 2001. Continue reading...
Incident has landed the prime minister in hot water as his Liberal party fights to secure another term in a tightly contested election
Canadians have long been aware that Justin Trudeau likes to dress up.
His tendency to appropriate dress and customs from other cultures has prompted gentle mockery from rival politicians and the media: on a trip to India last year, he was photographed in a kurta on numerous occasions. He has Indigenous art tattooed his shoulder. He wears Ramadan socks and dances to bhangra music. Continue reading...
Let’s make sure that this incident forces us to examine not just Trudeau but also Canada and its racism
Recently surfaced photos of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brownface while at an ‘Arabian Nights’ party in 2001 are disturbing on a number of levels. First, if you’ll allow me to point out the obvious, Trudeau is the only person in makeup! The other partygoers who are pictured are barely costumed, yet Trudeau looks like he just walked out of an old Tintin comic book as the stereotypical Arab villain.
It doesn’t end there. The makeup that Trudeau is wearing in the photos is not limited to his face but is liberally applied across his breastbone and completely covers his hands. Imagine how much thought and action (and make up!) must have gone into planning and painting young Justin Trudeau brown. Continue reading...
Canada's Liberal Party lost a little ground to rival Conservatives after bombshell images of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface emerged this week, according to two polls published on Saturday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a brownface picture scandal, pledged on Friday to ban military-style assault rifles in the country’s most ethnically diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.Trudeau is campaigning in Toronto with less than five weeks to go before the October 21 national election and two days after bombshell images of him in brown and blackface emerged.“Thoughts and prayers aren’t going to cut it,” Trudeau said in Toronto. “We know you do not…
Canadians have long been aware that Justin Trudeau likes to dress up.His tendency to appropriate dress and customs from other cultures has prompted gentle mockery from rival politicians and the media: on a trip to India last year, he was photographed in a kurta on numerous occasions. He has Indigenous art tattooed his shoulder. He wears Ramadan socks and dances to bhangra music.But the emergence of three damning images of the Canadian prime minister in blackface have shattered his carefully…
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo scandal deepened on Thursday as new damaging images emerged, and the Liberal leader reached out to his candidates in next month’s federal election to apologise.With less than five weeks to go before a national vote, Time magazine published a picture of Trudeau on Wednesday in brownface and wearing a turban during a 2001 “Arabian Nights” party when he was a 29-year-old teacher at a private school in Vancouver.The same day, Trudeau…
There’s just no end to revelations of embarrassing imagery for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, with the media digging up the third alleged instance of him wearing blackface in 24 hours. Worse yet, it appears to point at him lying.
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal has brought low one of the world’s premier virtue-signalers, and Twitter is celebrating the exposure of his hypocrisy with an outpouring of ridicule.
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Canadian PM and self-proclaimed champion of diversity Justin Trudeau wore full brownface makeup for an Arabian Nights-themed party at the high-end private school where he taught in Vancouver, but he insists he’s not racist.
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Justin Trudeau’s plan is a far sight better than the weak gun control measures offered up by the Conservatives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have represented Canada at the annual event in recent years.
With the Liberal Party of Canada still dealing with the fallout over revelations Justin Trudeau had worn racist blackface makeup as recently as 2001, the leader announced two major new policies on Sunday.
The audience members in the Toronto Star tent asked questions on a wide range of issues, but the recent bombshell discovery of images of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in black- and brownface was perhaps the dominant topic.
The scandal over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface photos raises questions about the authenticity of his commitment to identity politics and threatens to disrupt his election chances.
Canadian Prime Minister 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.
Justin Trudeau mentioned Doug Ford by name 14 times on Monday, hoping to link Andrew Scheer to the Ontario premier. But Scheer hopes he can use the same tactic, by trying to tie Trudeau to former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne.
In an attempt to defend the images of Justin Trudeau in blackface, people are sharing an out-of-context photo of former prime minister Stephen Harper from when he was named an honorary chief.
Polls this week might clarify what initial impact Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal had on voters, but its longer-term fallout is what will decide this election.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau got the wrong kind of international attention overnight as talk show hosts took jabs at him for dressing in brown- and blackface.
Justin Trudeau experienced a dramatic campaign setback with the revelation of blackface photos from his past, he faces many re-election challenges Pierre Trudeau faced in 1972
Many Canadians saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s record in office as evidence in his favor, if not enough to exonerate him for recent photos and video showing him wearing dark makeup.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign was thrown into turmoil when a photograph surfaced of him in brownface makeup at a 2001 private school party.
Trevor Noah’s take on the revelation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore blackface: “I’m just sad to see another black man being brought down.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in major political trouble just weeks before facing voters, tripped up by a penchant for poor jokes and dressing up that are now raising accusations of racial insensitivity.