Canada’s Trudeau apologises for dressing up in brownface in 2001

Time magazine published the image of Trudeau wearing brownface makeup. (AFP pic)

OTTAWA: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologised on Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup to a costume party in 2001, an image that could undermine his chances for re-election with less than five weeks to go before the national election.

“I should have known better then, but I didn’t and I did it and I’m deeply sorry,” Trudeau told reporters on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after Time magazine published the image.