Maxime Bernier Is Using Trudeau Blackface To Denounce Political Correctness & Drag Queens - 2019-09-20
When photos emerged on Wednesday evening of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface, political leaders from across Canada took the opportunity to condemn the act. While Andrew Scheer suggested Trudeau was not fit to lead the country, and Jagmeet Singh focused on Canadians who may have been hurt by the images, PPC leader Maxime Bernier took a slightly different approach. Rather than using the images to speak about racism, Bernier took aim at Canada's drag queens, asking why blackface is considered wrong, while drag is celebrated.
Maxime Bernier is often referred to as one of the most right-wing figures ever seen in Canadian politics, and his latest tweets prove that he is definitely not concerned about hurting anybody's feelings.
The People's Party of Canada leader first tweeted his response to Trudeau's blackface images on Wednesday evening, posting a tweet that said, "I'm not going to accuse Justin Trudeau of being a racist." Although he went on to accuse the Liberal leader of hypocrisy, Bernier made no mention of the seriousness of the act of using blackface.