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Trudeau apologized after a 2001 photo emerged in a Time magazine report showing him wearing brownface makeup to an “Arabian Nights” party at the private school where he was teaching.
"I shouldn't have done that. I should have known better, but I didn't and I'm really sorry," Trudeau told reporters. "I take responsibility for my decision to do that. I shouldn't have done that. I should've known better. It was something that I didn't think was racist at the time but now I recognize that it was something racist to do and I'm deeply sorry."
Lemon expressed his pleasant shock that a "leader" would apologize and knocked the U.S. leader in the process.
"Wow, a leader apologizing. It seems odd, doesn't it?" Lemon reacted. "Because we have one who doesn't."
Before wrapping up the segment, however, Lemon reiterated his praise for Trudeau.
"I do have to say this before we go: think about it however you want to think about it. When someone apologizes- wow!" Lemon said to the panel. "We don't often see that here, especially in a world leader who is saying 'I should've known better and I'm sorry.' You can feel about it however you want, but that, to me, that does mean a lot."
1: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: RazorV66
Lemon castigated that hot blond news babe for just saying that blackface is not a big deal even after she apologized.
For Treudeau? Lemon is a hypocrite of the highest order.
If hypocrisy was a video game, his level would be: EXPERT
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
This is the stuff the media has people fixated on, petty and inconsequential BS. Glad to see our priorities are where they should be. There's a at least one thread a day of this kind of thing. Pat yourselves on the back.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
And just think....YOU get a participation trophy for...well...sniffing out that one thread and then participating in it, and also for being overly fixated on its pettiness and inconsequentiality.