Video Emerges of Canada's 'Liberal' Leader Justin Trudeau Wearing 'Blackface' - WATCH
Footage of Canadian Prime Minister in racism costume is third to emerge in 24 hours
A video has emerged showing Canada's "liberal" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in "blackface," making it the third racist revelation to emerge in 24 hours.
This latest bombshell footage has piled pressure onto his reelection campaign less than five weeks before voters go to the polls.
The video was published Thursday by Canadian news outlet Global News and shows Mr. Trudeau wearing a costume featuring blackface makeup and a curly black wig.
Trudeau appears to covered in dark make-up on his face, neck, arms, and legs, while raising waving his hands in the air and sticking his tongue out.
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According to Sky News, in an email to Canadian journalists on Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for Canada's Liberal Party confirmed that it was Mr. Trudeau in the video, which dates from the early 1990s.
It appears the video was not shot at the same time and place as the other photos of Mr. Trudeau in blackface make-up that have come to light in the past 24 hours, says Global News.
The outlet says it obtained the video from a source earlier this week but had been attempting to verify it before publishing.
On Wednesday, Mr. Trudeau apologized after a photo of him in brown-face make-up at a costume party in 2001 was made public.
The picture was taken while he was a teacher at the West Point Grey Academy at an Arabian Nights-themed gathering and appeared in the private school's yearbook.
The photo obtained by Time Magazine shows the then 29-year-old with other members of the faculty.
Several are in fancy dress, but Mr. Trudeau is the only one who appears to have colored his skin.
Speaking to reporters about the incident, Mr. Trudeau said: "I shouldn't have done that. I should've known better but I didn't. And I'm really sorry."
Mr. Trudeau also said that "it was a dumb thing to do" and that he will be asking Canadians "to forgive me for what I did."
Mr. Trudeau also admitted he had dressed up in make-up for a talent show when he was in high school and performed "Day O," a traditional Jamaican song about people loading bananas onto boats.
It is not clear if there are any photographs or videos of that incident.
It is not the first major scandal faced by Mr. Trudeau this year.
In February, he was accused of trying to persuade former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to reconsider the prosecutor's decision to press ahead with a trial against SNC-Lavalin, a major employer in the politically important province of Quebec.
Canadian ethics commissioner found in August that Mr. Trudeau's actions breached ethics rules.
Canadians head to the polls on 21 October.