Trudeau's Blackface Images Erode Support Amid Allegations Of Racism

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Global reports revealed that Trudeau and his Liberal Party was currently trailing the official resistance Conservative Party by 4 rate points

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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According to reports, Justin Trudeau's blackface pictures made public a month before with regards to the upcoming political elections could jeopardize his endeavor to get a second term in office. Global reports revealed that Trudeau and his Liberal Party was currently trailing the official resistance Conservative Party by 4 rate points following the arrival of two photographs and one video a week ago that demonstrated the 47-year-old politician in a brownface and blackface dating back to 2001.

'The harm done is to his credibility'

According to news agencies, given the chance that the Canadian elections were held at this point of time instead of October 21, 36 percent of voters would pick the Conservative Party while 32 percent would choose the Liberal Party. In the meantime, another opinion-based survey conducted and made public on Monday found the Liberals 5 rate points behind the opposition conservatives.

As per Darrell Bricker, CEO of Toronto-based Ipsos Public Affairs, the released pictures were bound to have a very big impact. Bricker stated The harm done is to his validity as a politician and his capacity to hold the prime minister's office, not whether he ought to be excused for what he did, in turn, giving reasons as to why his party was losing popular support. 

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According to reports, 60 percent of Canadians objected to the Trudeau government's presentation and 64 percent accepted that it was the ideal opportunity for another ideological group to frame the following government, four years after the Liberals eclipsed the Conservatives close to decade-long run in the office.

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A half-hearted apology? 

Nonetheless, just 20 percent of respondents in the reports accepted the Prime Minister ought to leave over what Trudeau himself recognized to be racist conduct before he previously won a seat in Canada's Parliament about 11 years back and according to 45 percent of the people his apologies were half-hearted.

Trudeau apologized by saying that he came from a place full of benefits and always tried in his life to put the favorable circumstances and the sense of multiculturalism he had been given to serve Canada, to fight for individuals' privileges and keeping that in mind he needed to understand that such an action by him was unpardonable. In addition to this, he said that he stood before the public to reflect on his questionable actions and to ask for forgiveness.

(With inputs from agencies)

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