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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for having worn brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. "I should have known better then, but I didn't and I did it and I'm deeply sorry," he said to reporters in his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Redial voted for a racist. hahaha

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-19 12:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Whoopsie

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-09-19 07:54 AM | Reply

What always occurs to me when something like this happens, what about the movie "White Chicks?"

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-19 12:01 PM | Reply

Maybe he can call Gov. Northam for tips to survive the fauxrage of his base.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-19 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Second photo appears ....
twitter.com

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-19 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What always occurs to me when something like this happens, what about the movie "White Chicks?"
#3 | POSTED BY DANNI

I'll bite what occurs? What movie? Was it good? Did you laugh?

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-19 12:23 PM | Reply

Poor Shane Gillis....

He didn't just do this once, but three times ....

Justin Trudeau wore blackface at least three times over the years.

Imagine if there were Trump photos like this?

This place would explode.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-19 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trumps tan-in-a-tube is offensive to orangutans all over the world!

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-19 12:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Redial voted for a racist. hahaha

Sheeple, please provide proof that your statement is true, or admit you are a liar.

Thank you.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-19 12:41 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY DANNI

Well, white face does not have the racism associated to it from the past that blackface does. The movie was funny and stereotypically 'blond' acting, but not offensive.

#10 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2019-09-19 01:10 PM | Reply

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......why make a "big deal" of it, afterall Trudeau is just a "light-complected Mediterranean

....in other words, he's is also Brown....you get it?????

#11 | Posted by saginawmi at 2019-09-19 01:33 PM | Reply

what about the movie "White Chicks?"

#3 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-09-19 12:01 PM | FLAG:

Only white people can be racist. Check your privilege.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-19 01:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Eddie Murphy did whiteface on a SNL skit.

I wonder if he's going to be forced to apologize for it.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 01:48 PM | Reply

Eddie Murphy did whiteface on a SNL skit.

I wonder if he's going to be forced to apologize for it.

Posted by JeffJ

Dave Chapelle too.

IMO, this shouldn't be blown out of proportion. It was a costume party with an "Arabia theme." Not like he was wearing blackface to disparage an entire race, considering the history of blackfaced whites doing just that in America.

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 01:58 PM | Reply

Hey look

Mr "constitutionalist" is running away from any thread talking about how Dear Leader Trump is sidestepping congresses constitutional authority of oversight

If you recall, there wasn't a week that went by without jeffy screaming "constitutional crises" and "congressional oversight" when there was a D in the executive chair

I guess he just loves the constitution so much he doesn't want to say those things anymore

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-19 01:58 PM | Reply

Maybe you all should become comedians instead of just being whiny internet bitchs

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-19 02:00 PM | Reply

Hey look, Chief is running away from a thread where he demonstrated an embarrassing misunderstanding of basic math.

#17 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-09-19 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This is just dumb.
He should have stood up for himself and pointed out how his brown face was tastefully done. He looked like he put some effort into that. Unless he was acting in a stereotypic manner why is there a problem with it?
One size does not fit all.

Mountains out of mole hills.

#18 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-09-19 02:23 PM | Reply

It's idiotic to put american values on canadians.

They do not have the racial history america does.

Blackface has been recently declared unacceptable IN AMERICA because of how AMERICA treated black people and how blackface was used IN AMERICA in the past.

Canada did have slaves, but not like america, and they didn't have jim crow, the klan, or republicans.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-19 02:33 PM | Reply

"It's idiotic to put american values on canadians.
#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

The Canadians disagree with you. Perhaps you shouldn't try to speak for them.

www.apnews.com

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-19 02:36 PM | Reply

--Canada did have slaves, but not like america, and they didn't have jim crow, the klan, or republicans...

Or Fox News!

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-19 02:38 PM | Reply

Perhaps you shouldn't try to speak for them.

#20 | Posted by goatman

You mean like every conservative on this thread?

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-19 02:43 PM | Reply

"Perhaps you shouldn't try to speak for them.
#20 | Posted by goatman
You mean like every conservative on this thread?

#22 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY "

No, I mean perhaps you shouldn't try to speak for the Canadians. And considering your latest post, perhaps you shouldn't jerk your knee and deflect

Reading comprehension is fundamental.

#23 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-19 02:56 PM | Reply

Interested to see how this pans out.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-19 02:58 PM | Reply

IMO, this shouldn't be blown out of proportion. It was a costume party with an "Arabia theme." Not like he was wearing blackface to disparage an entire race, considering the history of blackfaced whites doing just that in America.

#14 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

I agree completely. But, we now live in an uber-woke cancel culture, so this is where we are at - outraged over something trivial and benign.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:03 PM | Reply

Robert Downey Jr did black-face in Tropic Thunder. I guess he's next on the chopping block?

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:04 PM | Reply

I agree completely. But, we now live in an uber-woke cancel culture, so this is where we are at - outraged over something trivial and benign.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ

Yes but has canada lost it's mind the way america has? They're smarter than us on almost every issue.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-09-19 03:06 PM | Reply

"Eddie Murphy did whiteface on a SNL skit.
I wonder if he's going to be forced to apologize for it.
#13 | POSTED BYJEFFJ"

So many problems here.
1. It's a weird thing to wonder, because insincere forced apologies aren't worth a damn.
2. Eddie Murphy wasn't in whiteface, he was in makeup as a white man.
3. Alao, Robert Downey Jr. wasn't in blackface, he was in makeup as a black man.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:10 PM | Reply

Trudeau should just resign, revive Amos & Andy and take it on the road.

#29 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-19 03:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#28 That's true of Trudeau as well. His makeup (which is what blackface is - black makeup in order to look like a black man) and costume was consistent with the theme of the party. The SJW crowd gets outraged that someone would don a sombrero for a Cinco do Mayo party. They'd scream "cultural appropriation!"

#30 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:16 PM | Reply

"which is what blackface is - black makeup in order to look like a black man"

Incorrect.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:18 PM | Reply

"The SJW crowd gets outraged that someone would don a sombrero for a Cinco do Mayo party."

I know nobody in real life who fits that description.

Do you?

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:19 PM | Reply

"I know nobody in real life who fits that description.
Do you?

#32 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-09-19 03:19 PM "

Not personally, but there have been several stories of university SJWs getting bent out of shape over a fraternity's Mexican parties complete with large sombreros and tacos. They demanded they be shut down. These folks would die of justice overload in San Antonio.

There were others. Google is your friend

dailycaller.com

#33 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-19 03:24 PM | Reply

Trumps tan-in-a-tube is offensive to orangutans all over the world!

#8 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS AT 2019-09-19 12:36 PM | REPLY | FUNNY: 1

Orangeface is horribly offensive to Oompa Loompas, too.

#34 | Posted by anton at 2019-09-19 03:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Not that Daily Caller is journalism, but the issue seemed to be supporting Trump's Wall juxtaposed with supporting Mexican influence by celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Not simply celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:29 PM | Reply

#32

Erika Christakis reflected on the frustrations of the students, drew on her scholarship and career experience, and composed an email inviting the community to think about the controversy through an intellectual lens that few if any had considered. Her message was a model of relevant, thoughtful, civil engagement.

For her trouble, a faction of students are now trying to get the couple removed from their residential positions, which is to say, censured and ousted from their home on campus. Hundreds of Yale students are attacking them, some with hateful insults, shouted epithets, and a campaign of public shaming. In doing so, they have shown an illiberal streak that flows from flaws in their well-intentioned ideology.


www.theatlantic.com

Are you seriously unaware of this crap? What I just produced is not a one-off. Fortunately the article includes a link to her 'horribly offensive email' that caused all of the uproar.

This is a classic case of cancel culture.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:30 PM | Reply

#36 The gist of her email was that students shouldn't self-censor their Halloween costume choices.

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:31 PM | Reply

"outraged over something trivial and benign"

said by the very same asshat who rage posted dozens of times about some kids gender

good grief

Brain Damaged!

#38 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-19 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I just read her letter/email to the students of Yale. It's absurd that the student body reacted the way they did.

She ended up resigning over the letter.

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 03:40 PM | Reply

From #36:
"The protests are not really about Halloween costumes or a frat party," Yale senior Aaron Lewiswrites. "They're about a mismatch between the Yale we find in admissions brochures and the Yale we experience every day. They're about real experiences with racism on this campus that have gone unacknowledged for far too long. The university sells itself as a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all backgrounds. Unfortunately, it often isn't."

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:48 PM | Reply

So is brownface the same as blackface?

I was under the impression blackface was offensive because of its use by early Hollywood to portray black men in really poor, stereotypical lights.

#41 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-19 03:53 PM | Reply

Blackface is minstrel show makeup aka minstrelsy.

If you don't know what that is, your education of Americas cultural pastimes has been whitewashed.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 03:59 PM | Reply

#41 Hollywood started filming it once movies got invented; they didn't create it.

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 04:00 PM | Reply

If you don't know what that is, your education of Americas cultural pastimes has been whitewashed.

My brain chose to remember useful information.

#44 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-19 04:02 PM | Reply

Understanding racism must not be useful to you.

To each his own.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 04:05 PM | Reply

#40 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Did you read the letter the lecturer emailed?

She was forced to resign over that letter. I don't care how the snowflakes justified their outrage. It was ------- stupid to freak out over that email.

#46 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-19 04:15 PM | Reply

Understanding racism must not be useful to you.

To each his own.

#45 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Yawn.

Look at me! I'm woke! Like so super woke I understand racism!

#47 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-19 04:19 PM | Reply

Orangeface is horribly offensive to Oompa Loompas, too.

POSTED BY ANTON AT 2019-09-19 03:26 PM | REPLY

Or Oscar the grouch.

#48 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-19 04:35 PM | Reply

"Look at me! I'm woke! Like so super woke I understand racism!"

Dude. I know what minstrel shows are. That's not really impressive.
It's perhaps more impressive that you don't, since you should have learned this in high school

Fortunately you can learn by clicking this link:
descent.
en.wikipedia.org
The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American form of entertainment developed in the early 19th century. Each show consisted of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances that depicted people specifically of African descent. The shows were performed by white people in make-up or blackface for the purpose of playing the role of black people. There were also some African-American performers and all-black minstrel groups that formed and toured under the direction of white people. Minstrel shows lampooned black people as dim-witted,[1] lazy,[1] buffoonish,[1][2] superstitious, and happy-go-lucky.[1]

#49 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 04:50 PM | Reply

If you think about it, its not surprising. All this leaf does is LARP as various flavor-of-the-week ethnicities to score virtue signaling points for his voter base. His embarrassing trip to India two years ago being one such example among many. This dude has been in "black face" for 2/3rds of his entire Presidency. Look up some pics of his various costumes. This was leaked to distract from that corruption case going on as well. Controversial pictures just don't randomly surface.

#50 | Posted by mutant at 2019-09-19 04:54 PM | Reply

Remember when Mitt Romney went brown to appear on Spanish speaking Univision?
www.nydailynews.com

#51 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-19 05:17 PM | Reply

Remember when Mitt was elected president?

#52 | Posted by mutant at 2019-09-19 05:25 PM | Reply

Remember when Mitt Romney went brown to appear on Spanish speaking Univision?
www.nydailynews.com

#51 | Posted by snoofy

He should have added a Pancho Villa mustache

#53 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-19 05:31 PM | Reply

I'm seeing a lot of reporting about this in the mainstream press. That must mean the story is fake.

#54 | Posted by anton at 2019-09-19 05:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#49 I had heard the term before, but in relation to the specific makeup style.

But no, I haven't read much about it. It's not really necessary to to know that there's a history behind blackface and to not do it.

#55 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-19 06:34 PM | Reply

#55 Blackface is not just being made up to look black. It's more like a black clown, with exaggerated features.

It's important to understand there's a difference between making soneone up to look black, like Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, and blackface.

Search for "Ted Danson blackface" and you'll see the very obvious difference.

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 12:08 AM | Reply

#48 Oscar the Grouch was green

#57 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-09-20 07:40 AM | Reply

#56 Search also "Ralph Northam blackface".

#58 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-09-20 07:50 AM | Reply

#48 Oscar the Grouch was green

POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2019-09-20 07:40 AM | REPLY

The original was bright orange.

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#59 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-09-20 08:10 AM | Reply

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#59 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR "

You really do need to clean your keyboard. You always have keys sticking (I dare not guess from what) and it makes you look dumb.

#60 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 08:18 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by nullifidian Last I looked, Jim Crow and the KKK and slavery were all supported and approved by the Democrat Party.

#61 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 09:26 AM | Reply

#35 | Posted by snoofy Actually Cinco de Mayo is not a big deal in Mexico, far as I know it is only celebrated in one city. Cinco de Mayo was a marketing ploy by Corona beer.

#62 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 09:32 AM | Reply

"#35 | Posted by snoofy Actually Cinco de Mayo is not a big deal in Mexico, far as I know it is only celebrated in one city. Cinco de Mayo was a marketing ploy by Corona beer.

#62 | POSTED BY DOCNJO "

True. Mexican Independence Day was a couple of days ago and that's what they celebrate, not the Battle of Puebla. Though I kind of like it because it was a French defeat. LOL

#63 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-20 09:35 AM | Reply

Blackface is minstrel shows was originally worn by black performers. Paul Robeson did.

#64 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 09:48 AM | Reply

Blackface is minstrel shows was originally worn by black performers. Paul Robeson did.

#64 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Please open an ACCURATE history book Doc.

The exact moment when blackface originated isn't known, its roots date back to centuries-old European theatrical productions, most famously, Shakespeare's Othello. The practice then began in the United States in the 18th century, when European immigrants brought the genre over and performed in seaports along the Northeast, says Daphne Brooks, a professor of African American studies and theater studies at Yale University.

"But the most famous sort of era to think of as being the birth of the form itself is the Antebellum era of the early 19th century," Brooks says.

Thomas Dartmouth Rice , an actor born in New York, is considered the "Father of Minstrelsy." After reportedly traveling to the South and observing slaves, Rice developed a black stage character called "Jim Crow" in 1830.

With quick dance moves, an exaggerated African-American vernacular and buffoonish behavior, Rice founded a new genre of racialized song and dance"blackface minstrel shows"which became central to American entertainment in the North and South.

White performers in blackface played characters that perpetuated a range of negative stereotypes about African Americans including being lazy, ignorant, superstitious, hypersexual, criminal or cowardly.

Most of the minstrel show actors were working-class Irishmen from the Northeast, who performed in blackface to distance themselves from their own lower social, political and economic status in the United States....

www.history.com

Would you like to apologize to the class now Doc?

#65 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-09-20 09:55 AM | Reply

Black artists have used the minstrel tradition in a number of different ways. Paul Robeson, for example, treats "That's Why ------- Were Born" as a spiritual in which blacks shoulder suffering, hardship, and injustice on their way to the Promised Land, thereby turning a rationale for servitude into a dream of liberation. In a similar vein, the great black blackface performer Bert Williams undermined minstrel caricatures by injecting humanity into his characters, pathos and nuance into his performances.

www.chicagoreader.com

There is a complicated history surrounding the use of blackface within the African American community that is discussed at the link above.

#66 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-09-20 10:01 AM | Reply

#65 | Posted by tonyroma minstrel shows in the south were generally preformed by black performers. Less you forget in the 1850s and 1860s the Irish were despised by everyone. Show business has a checkered past. Actors and musicians were not always admired. Generally they were relegated to the ranks of transients, tramps and drummers. Not much has changed.

#67 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 10:21 AM | Reply

"Blackface is minstrel shows was originally worn by black performers."

Oh look, it's the "blacks sold other blacks into slavery" meme, this time in blackface.

What exactly do you think your point is Docnjo?

#68 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 12:21 PM | Reply

Last I looked, Jim Crow and the KKK and slavery were all supported and approved by the Democrat Party.
#61 | Posted by docnjo

Well the last you looked must have been a good fifty years or so.

#69 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-20 12:59 PM | Reply

#68 | Posted by snoofy, Nope, slavery was an economic system. Slave owners used their slaves to make money and they were not particular how they made it. If they could make money having slaves preform in a show, they did. If they could make money forcing young women into prostitution they would and did. Not all slaves in the south were used as field hands or domestics. There were worse things.

#70 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 02:54 PM | Reply

#69 | Posted by TFDNihilist Yea, look at the black neighborhoods in cities run by Democrats and tell me that with a straight face.

#71 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 02:56 PM | Reply

"If they could make money forcing young women into prostitution they would and did."

Or just take one for their own concubine, like Thomas Jefferson did.

#72 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 03:01 PM | Reply

That was not a decision grounded in economics, though, so to call slavery an economic system is missing a lot of the highlights.

Slavery is a property system. The fact that human property has economic value doesn't make slavery an economic system. It makes it an economic tool.

#73 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 03:03 PM | Reply

#73 | Posted by snoofy, No it was an economic system, at least to the bankers in New York and Boston that insured, financed and supported the system. Else they would not have had slave brokers. Ever wonder where those guys got the cash money to operate?

#74 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 03:21 PM | Reply

#72 | Posted by snoofy Sally could have walked away in France. She was 1/4 black and could have passed for white in most places. She knew French and how to cook their cuisine. She chose to go back with Tom. She stayed with him about 50 years.

#75 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-20 03:26 PM | Reply

That's like saying startups are an economic system, at least to the venture capitalists that finance them.

Slavery goes hand in hand with the economic system of capitalism, which is predicated on the private ownership of the means of production, and using those means to add value to raw materials.

#76 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 03:32 PM | Reply

"Sally could have walked away in France. She was 1/4 black and could have passed for white in most places. She knew French and how to cook their cuisine. She chose to go back with Tom. She stayed with him about 50 years."

Yeah, that's how concubines work.
Have you not read The Bible?

#77 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 03:33 PM | Reply

Maybe you'd like to explain to me what a 14 year old girl does next after they "walk away" in France.

#78 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-20 03:36 PM | Reply

>Castreau is just so damn handsome that we will forgive him for partaking of "indigenous face"
>t. leftists

#79 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-21 02:12 AM | Reply

#78 | Posted by snoofy, By the time Jefferson left France, Sally Hemmings was 17. Yes, she could have walked away.

#80 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-21 02:48 AM | Reply

...look at the black neighborhoods in cities run by Democrats and tell me that with a straight face.
#71 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

I don't think there's much KKK in those neighborhoods.

#81 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-21 02:40 PM | Reply

#81 | Posted by TFDNihilist Hell's bells! Does reality ever dawn upon your perception? Gangsters kill more black people every year than the KKK did in 30, but that doesn't mater because black lives don't mater so long as they are murdered by other black young men.

#82 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-09-21 05:11 PM | Reply

"#81 | Posted by TFDNihilist Hell's bells! Does reality ever dawn upon your perception? Gangsters kill more black people every year than the KKK did in 30, but that doesn't mater because black lives don't mater so long as they are murdered by other black young men.

#82 | POSTED BY DOCNJO "

That is the biggest farce of the BLM movement. It started out as cops killing blacks, then white killing blacks. When in reality, blacks are FAR more likely to get killed by other blacks than by white. And whites are far more likely to get killed by blacks than other whites.

But this is an inconvenient truty to the BLM folks and they choose to ignore it,

www.usnews.com

#83 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-21 05:22 PM | Reply

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