Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still reeling from a controversy earlier this week when photos and a video of him surfaced of him wearing a “brownface” costume to different parties.
In each instance, Trudeau was wearing dark-colored makeup on his face, neck, and hands.
While Trudeau apologized for the incidents and admitted he does not know how many more may surface, he re-stirred the controversy when he changed his profile picture on Twitter to him speaking with an individual of color.
Check it out:
Oh my goodness! @JustinTrudeau now has a Twitter profile picture of him speaking with a black person. These white liberal elites are the most condescending people on earth!!! pic.twitter.com/0IyNOWquHq
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) September 20, 2019
Trudeau did not comment on the photo or share an announcement of the change—as if to make the change as quietly as possible. He did, however, pitch his re-election policies to ban “military-style assault rifles.”
A re-elected Liberal government will:
✔️Strengthen gun control
✔️Ban military-grade assault rifles
✔️Give municipalities the ability to restrict/ban handguns
✔️Prevent people who are a danger to themselves or others from possessing or getting new firearms https://t.co/XzEbrNBh99
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 21, 2019
Many people who responded to post described the change as “insensitive” or “out of touch.” Several others remarked that his damage-control switch is causing further damage.
As a Canadian, i can attest that Justin Trudeau is a pandering, elitist, idiot who manipulates minorities just to stay in power. He is the most disingenouos politician Canada has ever produced and frankly spoken, he embarrasses our country almost on a daily basis
— Renegade Conservative🇨🇦🇫🇮 (@concordsurgical) September 21, 2019
Which one is Trudeau? Right or left?
— James Palmer (@jamerpalms) September 21, 2019
— Sunset Dist. (@JimmyFoles) September 21, 2019
He’s doing research for his next dress-up party?
— Lisa MP (@Laws0fLove) September 20, 2019
He basically made the twitter equivalent of the old statement "I'm not racist because I have a black friend."
— Stevie J (@Steve_Clinton20) September 21, 2019
“Great ideas! I’ll even make it my new Twitter profile picture!”
“Ya, that’ll totally work!”
— Natasha (@Natluvscamping) September 21, 2019
Justin is the most racist person in the history of the Earth. The people of Canada owe every single one of us an apology.
— Isaid Hi (@VPR53) September 21, 2019
The good old "I have black friends so I can't be racist"
— Brother Dismas (@DismasBrother) September 20, 2019
My wife and I were completely disgusted. As Canadians we appoligise for the Prime Minister's complete lack of sensitivity. #AnyonebutTrudeau2019
— M Lee (@mleesthe1) September 21, 2019
What is Canada doing?
— Grumpy OLD Soldier (@GrumpyOLSoldier) September 21, 2019
The funny thing is that this black face is the least of his problems. He's such a bad leader. There is a big corruption scandal swirling around him. And all the liberals all put their eggs in his basket. Lol.
— Jimmy Don (@JimmyDon2K) September 21, 2019