If there’s one thing we’ve learned here in the United States, it’s that if you’re a liberal, you can politically survive a yearbook photo showing you either in blackface or a Klan uniform, so we don’t think Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau really has to worry about a picture of him in “brownface” for an “Arabian Nights”-themed party.
Exclusive: Justin Trudeau wore brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ party while he taught at a private school, Canada's Liberal Party admits https://t.co/j3UobfYNIF
— TIME (@TIME) September 18, 2019
Well, it was a different time back in…2001. https://t.co/xpIUAbYpD5
— BT (@back_ttys) September 18, 2019
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.
The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.
Hey … this was all the way back in 2001; it was a different time.
Cancel him pic.twitter.com/vxaNDD8Zu6
— Andrew Seefried (@Seef21) September 18, 2019
It is completely acceptable, he is a liberal claiming double standards apply.
— David H Kennedy (@Minion2007) September 18, 2019
This ought to be good. pic.twitter.com/4yfObgzYHY
— Tyler The Bobblehead (@BobbleheadTyler) September 18, 2019
Note the subtle shading— “brown face” not black face.
— Jim Budinetz (@JBudinetz) September 18, 2019
— Yuffel (@Yuffel) September 18, 2019
Americans are starting to realize just how damn racist the Left actually is
— StrangerThanThings (@ShaolinKungFu81) September 18, 2019
Time to cancel Canada
— Brock Jansen (@BCJ166) September 18, 2019
BAHAHAHAHA BAHAHAHAHA BAHAHAHAHA BAHAHAHAHA BAHAHAHAHA BAHAHAHAHA
— Deplorable??Kim (@KimMoor20918476) September 18, 2019
Getting the popcorn out for this one???
— Small Meat Big Yeet (@djsmallmeat) September 18, 2019
— T.Janovenski (@Janovenski) September 18, 2019
It’s cool, he is a liberal.
— Rusty Shackleford (@KachinMamka55) September 18, 2019
Libs calculating if they have to cancel their favorite politician pic.twitter.com/RSmCKW3t0X
— Dakotah (@Kotahlicious) September 18, 2019
Wait, he even colored his hands?
— Scott Boras (@NotScotBoras) September 18, 2019
Maybe there’s an opening at the governor of Virginia’s office he could apply too. You know….in case being a liberal doesn’t automatically let him off the hook here.
— Rufus (@runjinrun) September 18, 2019
The only solution is impeachment. Right guys?
— Jason Miracle (@vol1977) September 18, 2019
This incident happened in 2001, Trudeau was 29 years old and a teacher. How did everyone else but Trudeau know better to not to dress in brown face? Ugh WTF?!
— Elektra Abundance’s Wig (@StormXMunroe) September 18, 2019
Make sure if you ever run for any political position that you don’t have images like these roaming around. ESPECIALLY IN YOUR FLIPPIN’ YEARBOOK! ?
— Nessa (@nessa90291) September 18, 2019
Why do people think doing this is funny, at any age?
— debraj1121 expand a child's world w a diverse book (@debraj112) September 18, 2019
There goes his SNL shot. Oh well.
— Dan Zinski (@Dan_Zinski) September 18, 2019
Cancel Trudeau. Cancel Canada.
— Kyle Reynolds (@kylereyn) September 18, 2019
I'd love to see the style guide that suggest when to use "brownface" instead of blackface…
— OMM0910 (@OMM_0910) September 18, 2019
Is he groping a student, or a teacher?
— madroxinide (@madroxinide) September 18, 2019
This man child leads a G-7 nation.
— Leo (@leo1979xz) September 18, 2019
— Josh McLean (@RadioMcLean) September 18, 2019
— Wrack the Casbah (@MillieWrack) September 18, 2019
This is the most unsurprising revelation…ever.
I mean, seriously. This is what he and his family did when they visited India: pic.twitter.com/sYwz3sEiqB
— Tipsy Coachman (@TipsyCoachman) September 18, 2019
This day just gets better. pic.twitter.com/OnjL1cCApH
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) September 19, 2019
JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS CANCELED. I think that’s how this works right?
— Toni (@ToniMZ81) September 18, 2019
Yep, that’s how it works now. It ain’t 2001 anymore.
Him too? Canadian PM Justin Trudeau 'reflecting very carefully' on old groping allegation https://t.co/B5pRHmIVCx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 6, 2018