Alahna Kindred, The Sun, September 29, 2019
A FRESH video of Justin Trudeau dancing in blackface and an afro has emerged online.
The Canadian PM, famed for his ultra-political correctness, is seen leaping around while painted head-to-toe.
A previous blurry image from this moment was widely circulated, but now a high-quality video showing Mr Trudeau has come out.
In the full clip, pals are white water rafting and kayaking during the day before a fancy dress party.
Mr Trudeau is the only one who dons a blackface and afro as he cheekily sticks his tongue out for the camera.
The clip shows he even went as far as to paint his knees and his tongue black.
But this was not a one-off for the holier-than-thou politician, who is known for calling others out for racism.
The video is believed to have been captured in the early 1990s, although it’s not clear where it was filmed.
Mr Trudeau is currently in the middle of a campaign to seek re-election as his Liberal Party is in jeopardy amid his race scandal.
An Ipsos poll for Global News indicated Conservatives would win 36 per cent of the vote compared to Liberals with 32 per cent if the election was held the day respondents were asked their voting intention.
It comes after he’s admitted he can’t remember how many times he wore blackface.
After the third shocking photo emerged last week, Mr Trudeau confessed to a “massive blind spot” in his thinking, saying he is “deeply sorry”.
The PM, who champions diversity and multiculturalism, was pictured dressed up as a black man at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, an elite high school in Quebec, which he attended.
He donned an Afro wig to perform his version of the Banana Boat Song (Day-O) — a song about people in Jamaica loading bananas onto boats — in a talent show.
This picture is understood to have also been taken in the 1990s.
NOT THE FIRST TIME
In the first image that came to light, Trudeau can be seen sporting a turban and robes at the Arabian Nights themed party at the West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver.
That photo was taken in 2001 when Trudeau was a 29-year-old teacher at the private school, according to Time magazine.
Trudeau confirmed he was dressed as a character from Aladdin and said he had his arm around a “close friend”.
He told reporters on his campaign plane in Nova Scotia: “I should have known better then, but I didn’t and I did it and I’m deeply sorry.
“I’m p***ed off at myself, I’m disappointed in myself.”
“I take responsibility for my decision to do that… it was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time but now I recognise it was something racist to do.”
He later added: “It was dumb”.
With Election Day just a month away in his bid for another term, Mr Trudeau begged forgiveness from the people of Canada.
He said: “Darkening your face regardless of the context or the circumstances is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface.”
“I should have understood that then, and I never should have done it.
“I have always acknowledged I came from a place of privilege, but I now need to acknowledge that comes with a massive blind spot,” the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said.
He then added: “I am wary of, of being definitive about this because the recent pictures that came out I had not remembered.”