Canadian PM Justin Trudeau spoke to reporters today after three past photos surfaced showing him in blackface and various events. Trudeau did his best to skirt questions about there being more than three photos.
The media have been doing their part to help Trudeau out of a jam by spinning blackface photos he’s now apologizing for as “face-darkened makeup” or using a “conservatives pouncing” angle. CNN’s gone with “darkface”:
CNN going with “Darkface”, huh? https://t.co/rOOjhW6X0v
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) September 19, 2019
It got so bad that even Justin Trudeau let the press know they don’t have to take it so easy on him:
“I appreciate you calling it makeup, but it was blackface.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “shared the moments that he recollected” of his use of blackface, after three images of him surfaced in the past day pic.twitter.com/yF6SP5uplT
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) September 19, 2019
Wow, it’s come to this?
And so the day ends with Trudeau tut-tutting the media for twisting itself into knots trying to avoid using the term "blackface" https://t.co/5EaqVevS6d
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 19, 2019
It's okay, guys, Trudeau says it's okay to go ahead and call it blackface pic.twitter.com/wdi2XMz6iS
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) September 19, 2019
When even a progressive has to let the media know they’re carrying a little too much water for him, it’s getting pretty bad.
"I'd like to thank the hacks for covering for me, but even I'm not that pathetic." https://t.co/YTX6emzngC
— Against bad things (@JohnnyPixelface) September 19, 2019
At least he was honest about this. https://t.co/0wiVryW7wm
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 19, 2019
"I appreciate my dear friends in the independent, non-biased media tasked with acting as a watchdog against political corruption covering and whitewashing for me … "
— Vin Tanner (@VinTannerRedux) September 19, 2019
— Moe Szyslak (@PubOperator) September 19, 2019