Exclusive: Video Shows Trudeau In Blackface In 3rd Instance Of Racist Makeup

Global News has obtained video showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface, the third instance of racist dress to come to light in 12 hours.

The video was shot in the early 1990s, however, it’s not clear where it takes place.

The video, obtained exclusively by Global News, shows Trudeau covered in what appears to be dark makeup and raising his hands in the air while laughing, sticking his tongue out and making faces. He’s wearing a white T-shirt, and his jeans are ripped at the knees. It appears as though his arms and legs are covered in makeup as well. It does not appear the video was shot at the same time and place of the other photos of Trudeau in racist make-up that have emerged in the past 24 hours.

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Global News obtained the video from a source within the CPC and independently verified it to be true with Liberal Party officials before reporting on it.

A senior member of the Liberal campaign confirmed it was Trudeau early Thursday morning but would not comment further, simply referring Global News back to Trudeau’s comments on the matter from Wednesday evening.  The source did not shoot the video but Global News subsequently reached the person believed to have shot the video.  That person would not confirm or deny that it was Trudeau in the video or the time and place of the video.

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The few frames of video are the third such instance of Trudeau in brown or blackface to come out in fewer than 24 hours.

The first, released by Time magazine, shows Trudeau in 2001 at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala held by the West Point Grey Academy, the private school in British Columbia where he worked as a teacher. The school declined to comment.

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The second instance, which he admitted to while apologizing for the first, is a photo of him at a high school talent show performing the song “Day-O” “with makeup on.” Global News has not confirmed that this photo is the one referred to by Trudeau Wednesday night.

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Trudeau apologized Wednesday, saying that at the time, he didn’t think his actions were racist. Now, he said, he recognizes wearing brownface is racist and regrets his actions.

“I shouldn’t have done that,” he said. “I should have known better but I didn’t and I’m really sorry.”

Canadaland published another photo from that 2001 gala on Thursday morning that shows Trudeau smiling with his arms around two men who appear to be Sikh. The photo was published by the school in an April 2001 newsletter and was found via the Wayback Machine.

A photo of Justin Trudeau at West Point Grey Academy's Arabian Nights gala, as published in the school's newsletter dated April 2001.
A photo of Justin Trudeau at West Point Grey Academy's Arabian Nights gala, as published in the school's newsletter dated April 2001.

The newsletter includes several other photographs of gala attendees dressed in costumes. No one else in the photographs is wearing brownface.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who made an emotional statement after the first photo was made public, weighed in on the new incidents involving Trudeau on Thursday morning.

Singh said it’s up to Canadians, not him, to decide whether to forgive the Liberal leader.

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“I have to really point out what we’re seeing now is an ongoing pattern of behaviour that’s really going to hurt Canadians,” he said. “They’re going to see the prime minister mocking the realities that so many Canadians live with. And it is not a joke.”

Singh said he believes that this “pattern” is “proof of something that is real.”

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was peppered with questions about the controversy during a campaign stop in Quebec on Thursday morning.

Scheer said Trudeau’s apology is “not a real apology.”

“Now we know there are at least three (instances),” he said.

“Canadians might have been able to accept his apology if he had been truthful and open.”

Scheer believes this shows that Trudeau has “one set of rules for himself, and one set of rules for the rest of us.”

When asked when he first became aware of the photos and videos, Scheer said he saw the Time magazine photo on Wednesday night and the video on Thursday morning.

The video, he said, was at one point brought to a member of his campaign.

“I can say that there was an individual that was concerned by this and brought it to our campaign and our campaign turned it over to a news outlet for verification and left it in their hands.”

Scheer later commended Singh for his statement on the matter.

“He responded with class and dignity and he was obviously speaking on behalf of so many Canadians who have been a victim of racist acts or mockery like that,” he said.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as we get more information.

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