justine caught brownfaced with turban


spaminator
+1
#1
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
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#2
Lolol

He is a Liberal so it is not considered racist just a big misunderstanding.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Trudeau appeared in brownface and turban at Arabian Nights gala in 2001: Time
Quote:

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau attended an Arabian Nights gala dressed in brownface makeup and a turban 18 years ago, according to a report by Time Magazine.
The article details how the picture of Trudeau appears in the 2000-01 yearbook of the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver, where he worked as a teacher.
Time Magazine said Vancouver businessman Michael Adamson, who was a part of the West Point Grey Academy community, brought the photograph to the magazine's attention because he said he thought it should be made public.
"I can confirm it is him," said Liberal spokesman Cameron Ahmed in an email to CBC News. "It was a photo taken in 2001 while he was teaching in Vancouver, at the school's annual dinner, which had a costume theme of Arabian Nights.
"He attended with friends and colleagues dressed as a character from Aladdin."
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Trudeau's behaviour was "troubling" and "insulting"
"It's making a mockery of someone for what they live and what their lived experiences are," Singh said. "I think he needs to answer for it. I think he needs to answer the question why he did that and what does that say about what he thinks about people who, because of who they are, because of the colour of their skin, face challenges and barriers and obstacles in their life."
"Racism is real. People in this room have felt it, have heard this story. I've experienced it in my life. he's got to answer those questions."
Trudeau is expected to address the media soon.



 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#4
He should be toast by his own ethics standards, but we all know he will roll past it like grabbing a reporters *ss
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
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#5

This one might be a clearer pic.
 
harrylee
Free Thinker
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#6
As much as I despise JT.............it was 18 years ago, who cares?

Same with the Scheer, anti gay marriage thing from 19 years ago
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#7
I agree, but his own words are there are no excuses, no place for hypocrisy
 
Cannuck
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#8
*group hug*
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

*group hug*

Jealous of Trudeau?
 
Cannuck
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#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Jealous of Trudeau?

Nope. Why?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Nope. Why?

 
Serryah
Free Thinker
#12
I'm kind'a torn on this one.


On the one hand - why didn't this come up the LAST election?


But now it's out and about and... is there an excuse? Does it matter?


For me when it comes to dressing up (hallowe'en or 'themed parties'), I tend to lean towards it being less of a deal than it should be. I mean, it's not like it's something done every day, but for a one time event. Hell, when Prince Harry showed up at that one party in a Nazi uniform, I didn't freak out over that, either. I consider the context of what was going on and thought "He did his job real well".

For this... eh... it was a themed party. Was the intention to fit the character better? The pictures are black and white but it sounds like the makeup was brown, so...

Is it different than someone dressing up as a "Native" whatever (warrior, Princess, etc)?

And yes, there's the "it happened X years ago". The only issue with that excuse is if you apply it here, where else should it be applied? Not just Sheer but... (and I'm being extreme here) people who fought for Nazi Germany during WWII? Where's that line of when the excuse can and can't be used?



I don't think any 'insult' or 'racism' was intended at all.

But that's just my view on it.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#13
Trudeau apologizes for ‘racist’ brownface photo from 2001, acknowledges second incident in high school


Quote:

A 2001 yearbook photo of Justin Trudeau in brownface, first published by Time.
time.com
A yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — his face and hands blackened by makeup — at a 2001 costume party detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of inclusivity and tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks.
Time magazine has posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in Vancouver, B.C., where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.
Asked whether it was the only such instance, Trudeau admitted that during a high school talent show, he wore makeup while performing a version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” although he didn’t explicitly say the makeup was dark.
The photo depicts Trudeau, who was attending an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala event, wearing an elaborate turban and robe, his face, hands and neck blackened by makeup.
“It was a dumb thing to do,” the prime minister said during an emergency news conference on board the Liberal campaign plane before taking off for Winnipeg.

“I’m disappointed in myself, I’m pissed off at myself for having done it. I wish I hadn’t done it, but I did it, and I apologize for it.”
He also said he’s been calling friends and colleagues to apologize personally for the photo, adding that he expects to be making more such calls on Thursday.
“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’m deeply sorry,” he said.
“I have worked all my life to try and create opportunities for people, to fight against racism and intolerance, and I can just stand here and say that I made a mistake when I was younger, and I wish I hadn’t.”
The picture depicts the now-Liberal leader alongside four young women — his hands draped over one of them — in what appear to be cocktail dresses, none dressed as elaborately as Trudeau. The report describes the photo as having been the subject of gossip within the West Point Grey community.
Word of the photo ripped through the Liberal campaign bus like wildfire when the story broke, instantly changing what had been a convivial end-of-day mood. Staff members suddenly began talking frantically on their cellphones as reporters urgently called their newsrooms before snapping open their laptops.
So-called blackface images have been a frequent source of controversy in recent years, predominantly in the United States, where last year a number of prominent state politicians were forced to apologize for similar yearbook images that surfaced publicly.
But the image surely represents a crisis moment for Trudeau, whose political brand as Liberal leader and prime minister has been forged by themes of tolerance, inclusivity and racial harmony.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who was taking part in a town hall meeting when the news broke, said it’s becoming clear that Trudeau’s public persona may not be an accurate reflection of who he is.
“I think he needs to answer for it. I think he’s got to answer the question why he did that and what does that say about what he thinks about people who, because of who they are, because of the colour of their skin, face challenges and barriers and obstacles in their life,” Singh said.
“Who is the real Mr. Trudeau? Is it the one behind closed doors, the one when the cameras are turned off that no one sees?” Singh asked. “Is that the real Mr. Trudeau? Because more and more, it seems like it is.”

The National Council of Canadian Muslims wasted little time calling on Trudeau to explain the “deeply saddening” photo.
“The wearing of blackface/brownface is reprehensible, and hearkens back to a history of racism, slavery, and an Orientalist mythology that is unacceptable,” said executive director Mustafa Farooq, who later issued a statement thanking the prime minister for apologizing so quickly.
Before he did, Green Leader Elizabeth May described herself as “deeply shocked” by the “racism” on display in the photo.
“He must apologize for the harm done and commit to learning and appreciating the requirement to model social justice leadership at all levels of government,” May tweeted.
“In this matter he has failed.”

 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
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#14
Lol


I remember this incident which was a big deal

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3863522

What Justin did 15 years ago who cares.


What makes me laugh is that the people who defend Trudeaus actions almost guaranteed condemned the actions of those kids.
 
Johnnny
No Party Affiliation
#15
Someone dig up the thread let's check it out, see if I'm right.
 
Serryah
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Lol


I remember this incident which was a big deal

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3863522

What Justin did 15 years ago who cares.


What makes me laugh is that the people who defend Trudeaus actions almost guaranteed condemned the actions of those kids.


I'd like to know the context of the party, TBH.


To me, the context does matter in something like this despite someone in the article saying otherwise.


Was it stupid? Probably. Did it need to be done? Not likely. Was it racist? I don't know, why did they dress as they did?
 
spaminator
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women seem to love him regardless of what race he happens to be at the time.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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#18
So now it's three incidents of trudie being a hoid.

Justin Trudeau is FINISHED as THIRD Blackface Incident Emerges!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PigyLUc4wKM


look at the little racist trumphating retard...and his widdle friends.
 
justfred99
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I think that Justin has had time to figure out what comes around, goes around. His party has been famous for digging up smut on the opposition and one of the things his party has tried to smear the Conservative party with is a statement made 18 years ago by Mr.Shier. Maybe, just maybe the Liberal supporters will see that the policy of digging up smut has come home to roost. Time will tell if they have learned their lesson on digging up bones.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

So now it's three incidents of trudie being a hoid.

Justin Trudeau is FINISHED as THIRD Blackface Incident Emerges!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PigyLUc4wKM


look at the little racist trumphating retard...and his widdle friends.

And he stated just last night that it was only the two times . Comes out as a bald faced liar .
 
EagleSmack
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#21
White Libs and their privilege.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nope.
 
EagleSmack
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#23
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

And he stated just last night that it was only the two times . Comes out as a bald faced liar .


Now he cannot put a number to how many times he's worn blackface.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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#24
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Now he cannot put a number to how many times he's worn blackface.

Of course not , it was his go to costume , and always made a big splash whenever he wore it .
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Of course not , it was his go to costume , and always made a big splash whenever he wore it .


Just like a Klansman go to is a hood.




Let's see how many racists vote for him.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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#26
Canada needs to fire him on Oct. 21, 2019
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Canada needs to fire him on Oct. 21, 2019

Why, now they love him, our first Black PM
Last edited by B00Mer; 3 weeks ago at 04:51 PM..
 
B00Mer
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#28

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#29
I wonder what color Sophie likes him as?
 
B00Mer
No Party Affiliation
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#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

I wonder what color Sophie likes him as?

He's still a little dick either way