Trudeau’s re-election bid in further disarray following ‘blackface makeup video’

AFP . Ottawa | Update:

his handout image obtained 19 September 2019, courtesy of Time magazine, off the Time Twitter feed shows Canada`s prime minister Justin Trudeau wearing brown face at a party in 2001. photo: AFPNew images of prime minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface makeup emerged on Canadian television Thursday, throwing his floundering re-election bid into further disarray.

Released by broadcaster Global News, and confirmed to AFP by his campaign as being Trudeau "in the early 1990s," it depicts him in ripped jeans and a t-shirt, his arms up and dark makeup on his face.

Late Wednesday Trudeau apologized after Time magazine published a photograph of him wearing brownface makeup at a party 18 years ago, and admitted to wearing dark makeup singing Harry Belafonte's 1959 hit Banana Boat Song at a separate high school talent contest.

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