A third instance of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau allegedly using racist makeup in his younger years has emerged.
A video of Trudeau in ‘blackface’ — first reported by Global News on Thursday — came to light just hours after the Liberal Leader apologized profusely for having indulged in what he acknowledged was a racist act of wearing ‘brownface.’
The video of a young Trudeau in ‘blackface’ shows him sticking out his tongue for the camera and raising his arms over his head.
— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 19, 2019
A Liberal spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the video and said it was filmed in the early 1990s.
Speaking at a campaign event in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer revealed that his party received the video and turned it over to a news outlet.
“I can say that there was an individual who was concerned by this and brought it to our campaign and our campaign did turn it over to a news outlet for verification. We left it in their hands,” Scheer said, adding that he only saw the video once it was published in the morning.
The video came to light just hours after the prime minister apologized profusely for having indulged in what he acknowledged was a racist act of wearing ‘brownface.’
First, an 18-year-old photo surfaced of Trudeau dressed elaborately as Aladdin, his face and hands darkened by makeup during an “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the Vancouver private school where he once taught.
Then on Thursday, another photo surfaced of Trudeau in ‘brownface’ from that same party.
There is a second photo of Justin Trudeau in brownface, from the same 2001 incident. This is from the school’s newsletter (he was a teacher at the time) https://t.co/Thg7mzVcJe pic.twitter.com/YZMda2hpkU
— Katie Simpson (@CBCKatie) September 19, 2019
Trudeau also confessed Wednesday night to having worn makeup during a high-school talent show, while performing a version of Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat Song (Day-O). However, he did not say whether he was in ‘blackface.’
— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) September 19, 2019