Canada’s Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights” costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. With his bid for re-election just a month away, the 47-year-old Trudeau begged Canadians to forgive him. “I should have known better then, but I didn’t, and I am deeply sorry for it,” he said, adding: “It was a dumb thing to do.”

Follow the live information on our channel