An additional two instances of Justin Trudeau in racist makeup have come forward just hours after Time Magazine reported he wore brown face at an “Arabian Nights,” themed fundraiser in January of 2001.
Trudeau apologized at a press conference shortly after acknowledging his behavior as “racist.”
In his apology, Trudeau then referenced yet another incident where, when he was in high school, “dressed up at a talent show and sang ‘Day O’ with makeup on.”
A photo of this black face incident was tweeted out by CTV’s Evan Solomon shortly after.
Then, soon after, Global News released video evidence of a third instance of Trudeau in racist makeup, but this time – dancing and making faces.
Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has deemed Trudeau “not fit” to be prime minister and asked for his resignation after the news surfaced.
The first incident happened back in 2001 while Trudeau, 29 at the time, was teaching at Vancouver’s private school, West Point Grey Academy where he taught school from 1999 to 2001. The event in question was chronicled in an April 2001 newsletter.
Trudeau was insistent that he did not know wearing brown face was racist at the time, saying:
“I take responsibility for my decision to do that. I shouldn’t have done it. I should have known better. It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do and I am deeply sorry.”