Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Thursday afternoon for thethat he took photos of years ago in black and brown eyes. At least three photos have been published showing Trudeau with dark make-up on her face.
Trudeau spoke with reporters on Thursday in Winnipeg, apologizing for wearing Brownface and Blackface. "This is something that I deeply regret," he said on Thursday, "blackface wearing is always unacceptable because of the racist history of Blackface, which I should have understood then and I never should have."
Asked if the public could expect more photos of him in black, Trudeau said he could not be sure.
"I'm not sure what that is because I do not remember the recent pictures, I did not understand how hurtful that is for people living with discrimination every day." I shared the moments I remember that this is totally unacceptable, "he added.
"I have dedicated my service to Canada to fight intolerance and racism whenever I can," he said, pointing out how his government has developed into a greater success understanding unconscious bias and intersectionality. "I did not see that in the privileges I have, I'm so sorry for that and I apologize."
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"People are still confronted with racism every day," he said. "There is still systematic discrimination in our schools, universities, workplaces and communities, and we must commit ourselves to making it better."
Trudeau hason the promotion of freedom and diversity in Canada. With Canada's general election in just over a month, the rainfall could cast a shadow over Trudeau's election campaign.
When Trudeau was asked if he would step down before his re-election next month, he brushed off the question.
"I will continue the work necessary to move us on the right track," he responded with polite applause. "The Canadians have an important decision to make on October 21. I trust that Canadians will make the right decision."