Trudeau apologizes again for wearing dark makeup in multiple incidents

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized at a news conference Thursday after multiple images of himself wearing dark makeup emerged over the last two days. (SOUND BITE) (ENGLISH) CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU, SAYING: “This is something that I deeply, deeply regret. Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. I should’ve understood that then, and I never should’ve done it.” Thursday’s news conference comes after a hastily staged meeting with the media on his campaign plane on Wednesday, in which he apologized to Canadians. (SOUND BITE) (ENGLISH) CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU, SAYING: “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.” With less than five weeks to go before a national vote, Time magazine published the first picture of Trudeau in brownface from a 2001 “Arabian Nights” party when he was a 29-year-old teacher at a private school in Vancouver.

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