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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacSep 19, 2019
Justin Trudeau says he 'deeply regrets' blackface as third incident emerges
Justin Trudeau faced questions over his future as three separate cases of the Canadian prime minister wearing blackface shredded his reputation as a liberal poster boy a month before elections. In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Mr Trudeau said he "deeply regretted" hurt ethnic minorities.  "Darkening your face in any context is unacceptable because of the racist history of black face, and I should have understood that then," he said.  Mr Trudeau said his "layers of white privilege" prevented him from seeing the racist connotations of darkening his face. Mr Trudeau also faced questions over whether he had misled the public by appearing to suggest there was just one isolated incident, and said he had shared the incidents he "recalled".  On Wednesday night, Time magazine published a yearbook photograph of a 29-year-old Mr Trudeau wearing robes and a turban, his hands, face and neck coated with brown makeup. Then a teacher at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, Mr Trudeau was attending an Arabian nights themed gala dressed as Aladdin. In the few photos from the event, Mr Trudeau appears to be the only reveller wearing makeup. On Thursday morning, Global News released an undated, low resolution video of Mr Trudeau wearing blackface, raising his hands in the air and sticking out his tongue. The Liberal party confirmed it shortly afterwards. "Wearing brownface is an act of open mockery and racism. It was just as racist in 2001 as it is in 2019," said opposition Conservative l

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