Sir Lenny Henry mocks Canada’s under-fire PM by saying ‘I’m Justin Trudeau’ after brownface photos emerge

Sir Lenny Henry mocks Canada’s under-fire PM by saying ‘I’m Justin Trudeau’ after brownface photos emerge

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SIR Lenny Henry took aim at Canada’s under-fire PM by declaring: “I’m Justin Trudeau.”

The actor, 61, told a laughing audience at a Royal Television ­Society conference: “Nice to see you. I am Justin Trudeau. I’ll be answering your questions any minute now.”

Sir Lenny Henry took aim at Canada’s under-fire PM by declaring: 'Nice to see you. I am Justin Trudeau'
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Sir Lenny Henry took aim at Canada’s under-fire PM by declaring: ‘Nice to see you. I am Justin Trudeau’[/caption]

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In the first image that came to light, Trudeau can be seen sporting a turban and dark make-up at a party in 2001[/caption]

Campaigning for diversity, Sir Lenny has previously called on lawmakers to guarantee true representation in UK film and television.

At the RTS Cambridge Convention, he spoke about “what now needs to be done” in the industry.

The Canadian prime minister, 47, has apologised after the yearbook photo surfaced of him in “brownface” make-up at a 2001 Arabian Nights costume party.

Trudeau, famed for his ultra-political correctness, has been branded a “racist hypocrite” over the images.

Several more incidents have emerged for the holier-than-thou politician, who is known for calling others out for racism as well as virtue-signalling.

But the Liberal Party leader, 47, who is campaigning for re-election, said he is not planning to resign.

Time magazine published the photo of Mr Trudeau on Wednesday, saying it was taken during his time at West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Mr Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics.

THE PM CHAMPIONS DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM

Confessing to a “massive blind spot” in his thinking, Trudeau has said he is “deeply sorry” – but his campaign for re-election is now in jeopardy.

Trudeau, 47, said he could not rule out the existence of more blackface incidents because he did not remember all the occasions.

More footage published by Global News shows Trudeau wearing dark make-up on his face and arms.

The video is believed to have been captured in the early 1990s, although it’s not clear where it was filmed.

The PM, who champions diversity and multiculturalism, was also 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.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who is mounting a serious challenge to the prime minister in the October 21 vote, reacted by declaring Trudeau “not fit to govern this country.”

The prime minister, though, gave no sign at all that he might resign, and there were no immediate calls from any leading figures in his Liberal Party to step down.

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The PC PM has refused to consider resigning after the pictures emerged[/caption]

A new photo emerged today of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing blackface at a 2001 party
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Another photo also emerged of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing blackface at the 2001 party[/caption]

He dressed up as a black man in an Afro wig during a school talent show in the 1990s
He dressed up as a black man in an Afro wig to sing the Banana Boat Song (Day-O) during a school talent show in the 1990s
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