Trudeau 'not sure' how many times he wore brownface
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's wary of being definitive about how many times he's worn brown or blackface because he didn't recall the recent pictures that have surfaced.
Mr Trudeau at first did not answer repeated questions about how many times he wore blackface or brownface. He later said he didn't recall the pictures that surfaced over the last day.
Mr Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing furor today 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 Mr Trudeau begged Canadians to forgive him.
Mr Trudeau says he's hurt people that thought he was an ally. He says he is an ally to visible minorities and it is something he deeply regrets and shouldn't have done.
He says it does not represent the person or leader he has become. He says he never talked about it publicly because he's embarrassed. He says he comes from a place of privilege.
It comes after a second instance of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau using brown and blackface makeup during parties and talent shows as a younger man emerged.
Canada's Global News television network has broadcast a brief video of Mr Trudeau in blackface while raising his hands in the air and sticking out his tongue.
The network says it obtained the tape but says it's not clear when and where it was taken.
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