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Justin Trudeau apologizes for wearing brownface in old yearbook photo, calls it racist

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Not for the first time this year, a politician has apologized for a racist photo discovered in an old yearbook.

This time it’s Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister who rose to social media fame due to his quirky sock choices, youth, and charm, but whose popularity has dimmed due to recent corruption charges and other past blunders coming to light. 

As first reported by Time, Trudeau darkened his face with makeup for an Aladdin costume he wore to an “Arabian Nights” party at a ritzy private school he taught at in 2001, when he was 29. 

A picture of his costume, which included a feathered turban and robe, is featured in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy.  Read more…

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