Trudeau has addressed media in Winnipeg following a third instance of the Liberal leader wearing blackface emerged.
The livestream can be watched below.
Trudeau addresses 'brownface' scandal as third instance emerges
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A video of Trudeau in blackface, first reported by Global News, came to light just hours after the prime minister apologized profusely for having indulged in what he acknowledged was a racist act of wearing brownface.
Trudeau also confessed Wednesday night to having worn makeup during a high-school talent show, while performing a version of Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song (Day-O).”
Now, Global News has published a video of a young Trudeau in blackface, showing him sticking out his tongue for the camera and raising his arms over his head.
A Liberal spokesperson confirmed its authenticity and said it was filmed in the early 1990s.
Trudeau has conceded it will take some doing to restore his image as a champion of diversity and tolerance.
With files from Canadian Press