The Prime Minister Canada, Justin Trudeau, has apologized a photo him in brownface. This is the wearing face make-up to look like a brown-skinned person. It used to be common theatrical shows, but it is racist, offensive and disrespectful. The photo Mr Trudeau wearing brownface was given to Time magazine Wednesday. It was taken when he was a teacher in 2001. He was attending an end--year school gala that had an Arabian Nights theme. He put dark brown make-up to dress as a character from Aladdin. Mr Trudeau said he was sorry the photo. He told reporters: "I shouldn't have done it. I should have known better, but I didn't. "And I'm really sorry."
The photo could mean trouble Mr Trudeau. He is running re-election as Canada's leader and is neck-and-neck the polls. His biggest rival told reporters: "Like all Canadians, I was extremely shocked and disappointed when I learned Justin Trudeau's actions this evening. Wearing brownface is an act open mockery and racism. It was just as racist 2001 as it is 2019." He added: "What Canadians saw this evening was someone...who's not fit to govern this country." Another election hopeful, Jagmeet Singh, said "We see one Mr. Trudeau public, and I'll be honest you, he seems really nice - very friendly, very warm....But behind closed doors, he seems he's a different Mr. Trudeau."