Trudeau admits 2001 brownface photo was 'racist'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface makeup to an annual dinner party at a private school where he was a teacher.
0:47 | 09/19/19

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for wearing ground phase two a costume party back in 2001. He was 29 years old at the time when he went to a so called Arabian nights gala. At a private school where he taught. Time magazine uncovered the photo from a year books should go says it was a dumb thing to dill. I take responsibility for my name decision to do that I shouldn't have done it I should've known better. It was something about. I didn't think was racist at the time but no I recognize. It was something basis to do and I am deeply so yeah. This controversy comes a pseudo faces an election next month the conservative leader who is challenging and says Fidel is not fit to govern. Trudeau has also admitted to wearing black faced during a talent show when he was in high school.

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