A week into the latest Canadian federal election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been outed by a photo showing him dressed as Aladdin, but his face and hands painted in blackface.
Ignoring the fact that Aladdin isn't even a black man, or the obvious lecherous leer on Trudeau's face as he's photographed around three lovely, oblivious ladies, Trudeau admitted that it was a lapse in judgement, and that he was sorry.
"I didn't think it was racist in 2001, but I know it is now," the chump conceded.
Of course, one should accept his apology, because as we all know, nobody knew what racism was all the way back in the dark ages of 2001. After all, society only discovered what racism was last Thursday, so how could he have known the difference 18 years ago?
Taken at a party when he was a toddler of thirty, and a private school teacher at that, the scolded Prime Minister was asked if he had ever played dress-up in blackface before.
"Yes, I like to hide in a closet in my mansion, paint my face like Bill Cosby, and eat a bunch of Jello pudding cups."
Amongst groans from the journalists, he was asked if that was all, but he added,
"Look, just like I don't know nothin' about birthin' no babies, I didn't know nothin' about no harmful racist paint jobs! Michael Jackson was allowed to do it, and he was white! So why not me?"
Reluctantly pressed if that was all the times he emulated the black race, Trudeau shrugged his shoulders like his late father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and told everyone, "Well, when I don't understand a question in the House of Commons, I've been known to blurt out, "Whatchoo talkin' about, Willis?!" And, most of the time, I'm usually, almost never, sometimes wearing my blackface makeup."
Election coverage, either with blackface makeup, or mud, on Trudeau's face, continues.