Photos emerge of Canada’s Justin Trudeau wearing brownface in 2001 at a party while he taught at a private school

TIME obtained a copy of a private school’s yearbook containing with a photograph of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, a teacher at the time, in brownface.

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) 18 September 2019

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