The appearance of images "racists" of Justin Trudeau, in which he is disguised as a person of color, is shattering the profile's progressive prime minister when there is a lack a month to the general elections in Canada.
The u.s. magazine Time on Wednesday released a photograph of 2001 in which Trudeau, then a teacher of 29 years in a prestigious private school in Vancouver (Canada), appears dressed as Aladdin with skin painted black.
In north America, from decades ago, the term "blackface" was used to describe a white person who paints his face black to pretend to be of color, which is considered a racist slur.Trudeau, with the face painted black, disguised as Aladdin - Reuters
Today, several media outlets canadians got to know two other occasions in which Trudeau's painted his body black. In a photograph of Trudeau when I was a high school student in Montreal, the son of the former prime minister of canada Pierre Trudeau appears in a performance with a wig and darkened skin singing "Day-O" , a popular song of the jamaican popularized by Harry Belafonte in the mid-TWENTIETH century.
In another small sequence of video you see him with a wig, face painted black, gesturing with the face and smiling.
The leader of the opposition Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer , recognized today during a press conference that the video had been leaked by his political training to a means of communication canadian "to check their veracity".
that same Wednesday, after the publication by the Time of the first photo, Trudeau acknowledged in a press conference urgency that the image was "racist" and that it was a mistake to dress up for pretending to be a person of color.
After the new revelations, Trudeau returned to appear this Thursday before the means of communication and was unable to guarantee that the three occasions are now known, are the only ones in the who disguised himself as a black person.
Questioned how he could not remember occasions in which he pretended to be a person of color, Trudeau stated that "the fact is that he did not understand how harmful it is for the people that live with discrimination every day."
The canadian political said on several occasions that he was "embarrassed" by his actions.
"What I did has done harm to people who should not have to face intolerance and discrimination on their identity. It is something that I deeply regret", he added.
The emergence of the controversial image has been a shift to the campaign for the general elections to be held on the 21st of October.A cloudy campaign
The campaign had already started cloudy with the publication by the liberal videos that exposed Scheer and several candidates conservatives as a political intolerant opposing the rights of gay people and racial minorities.
But Trudeau also faced accusations of hypocrisy and double standards by a number of scandals that have rocked the liberal leader in the last few months.
In July of 2018 reappeared an opinion article published in the year 2000 in a regional newspaper that explained how a local journalist reported that Trudeau, then a professor of college, had touched her inappropriately.
After the reappearance of the article, Trudeau stated that he had not acted inappropriately, but that had been excused of all forms with the journalist.
Perhaps that more had been damaged until now, the image of Trudeau as progressive and feminist, was the scandal with the minister of Justice until February, Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Wilson-Raybould, a woman of indian origin, was replaced on the front of Justice after they refused to grant a favorable treatment to the largest construction company in the country, SNC-Lavalin, as Trudeau wanted.Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 03:03