Scheer Dragged Trudeau Over His Brownface Photo But Canadians Are Calling It Hypocrisy - 2019-09-19

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F0.png Scheer Dragged Trudeau Over His Brownface Photo But Canadians Are Calling It Hypocrisy September 19, 2019, Helena Hanson, Narcity

Late on Wednesday night, a photo of Justin Trudeau wearing "brownface" at a 2001 Arabian Nights party went viral, attracting media focus and social media attention worldwide. Shortly after, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer took to Twitter to call out Justin Trudeau for his "act of open mockery and racism," and suggested that the Prime Minister was "not fit to govern this country." However, Scheer's post was met with considerable backlash from Canadians, who took to Twitter to accuse him of being a hypocrite.

As of Thursday morning, one video and two pictures have surfaced of the Prime Minister, dressing up in various costumes and darkening his skin with makeup. Trudeau apologized for the instances in which he had used brownface, admitting that he now recognized that behaviour as racist, but did not at the time.

According to TIME, who published the first picture on Wednesday evening, the "Arabian Nights" photo was pulled from a Vancouver high school yearbook, where Trudeau worked as a teacher back in 2001.

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{{cite news | first = Helena | last = Hanson | title = Scheer Dragged Trudeau Over His Brownface Photo But Canadians Are Calling It Hypocrisy | url = https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/justin-trudeau-brownface-photo-called-out-by-andrew-scheer-in-a-statement | work = Narcity | date = September 19, 2019 | accessdate = September 20, 2019 }}