July 19, 2024
In cutting himself slack, it’s Trudeau's hypocrisy that is so galling
A photo posted online by TIme with the following caption “Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught.”
A photo posted online by TIme with the following caption “Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught.”

He purported to be taking responsibility, but he called the brownface he wore in that shocking Time Magazine photo “makeup.”

No sir.

Makeup is what people wear to enhance or improve the look of their skin. Makeup is what even I might wear to a wedding this weekend.

Brownface ain’t makeup. Brownface is having a laugh at someone with dark skin.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has confessed to two incidents of such “makeup” wearing — one when he was in high school and sang The Banana Boat song, or Day O, by the great Harry Belafonte; the other of course the ghastly picture of Trudeau, in turban and brownface, that was published late Wednesday by Time Magazine.

In the picture, a dark Trudeau hand is splayed comfortably on the upper chest of whom I presume was a pretty colleague at West Point Grey Academy, the posh private school in Vancouver where Trudeau worked as a teacher.

This picture dates to 2001, when Trudeau was not a kid, but a 29-year-old.

According to Time, the photo was published in the school’s yearbook, The View, and taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala.

Trudeau is the only one in the picture wearing brownface.

The magazine got the picture from a Vancouver businessman who first saw it in July and thought it should be made public. (Jack: I also saw it much earlier and it drew zero media interest. Go figure.)

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See Also:

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(2) Brownface photo shows why the Trudeau show needs to be cancelled

(3) Trudeau apologizes after yearbook blackface photo surfaces

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