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Canada's Justin Trudeau apologizes for brownface photo






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Canada's Justin Trudeau apologized for photos of him in brownface. He looked like a brown-skinned person. This is racist. One photo was taken when he was a teacher in 2001. He dressed as a character from Aladdin. Mr Trudeau said: "I shouldn't have done it. I should have known better, but I didn't. And I'm really sorry."

The photo is bad news for Mr Trudeau. He wants to stay as Canada's leader. His rival said all Canadians were shocked by the photo. He said: "Brownface was...just as racist in 2001 as it is in 2019." He said Trudeau was "not fit" to be Canada's leader. Another politician said Trudeau was a different person "behind closed doors".

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