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Trudeau Apologizes after Three 'Brownface" Pictures Surface

Headline Roundup September 20th, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly apologized after several separate photographs of him wearing 'brownface' from the 1980's, 90's and 2001 emerged.

All sides of the media have reported closely on the story. Most reporting, regardless of political leaning, concentrated on Trudeau's apparent failure to specify how many times he's darkened his face with makeup.

Trudeau Apologizes after Three 'Brownface" Pictures Surface

From the Right
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Thursday over his growing blackface scandal but stopped short of saying whether there were more pictures or videos of him dressed up in darkened makeup.

"I am wary of being definitive about this because the recent pictures that came out, I had not remembered," he said during a news conference in Winnipeg. "And, the question is, how can you not remember that? The fact is, I didn't understand how hurtful this is to people who live with discrimination every single day."

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From the Center
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WASHINGTON--Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's re-election campaign was rocked again Thursday as he issued a second apology after another instance of him in dark makeup was reported by the media. After a second picture and a video emerged of him wearing blackface, the Canadian politician asked for forgiveness.

At a campaign appearance in Winnipeg on Thursday, he apologized -- his second apology in as many days -- and added that “Darkening your face is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. I should have understood that then,...

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From the Left
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized again on Thursday for wearing blackface in three separate incidents and said he did not know how many times he had put on racist makeup.

"What I did hurt them, hurt people who shouldn't have to face intolerance and discrimination because of their identity. This is something I deeply, deeply regret," he said.

Darkening your face, he added, "is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. I should have understood that then, and I never should have done it."

Trudeau still insisted...

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