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Justin Trudeau is mercilessly trolled online by conservatives and liberals for wearing blackface

Social media users had a field day criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following the revelation that there were at least three instances of the progressive politician sporting blackface. 

Trudeau first apologized on Wednesday night after a 2001 photograph of him emerged in brownface at an Arabian Nights party when he was a teacher.

He also referred to a high school incident where he dressed up as Harry Belafonte to sing the Jamaican song Day-O. 

A photograph of the Day-O performance from the 1980s came out on Thursday morning.

Trudeau first apologized on Wednesday night after a 2001 photograph of him emerged in brown face at an Arabian Nights party when he was a teacher

But the damage was already done as Twitter was quickly inundated with memes from both conservative and liberals blasting the prime minister

But the damage was already done as Twitter was quickly inundated with memes from both conservative and liberals blasting the prime minister

Several users hilariously shared photos of an iOS update that showed Trudeau as an emoji that could have changeable skin

Several users hilariously shared photos of an iOS update that showed Trudeau as an emoji that could have changeable skin

Canada’s Global News TV network reported a third instance, broadcasting a brief video of Trudeau in blackface while raising his hands in the air and sticking out his tongue. 

A Liberal Party spokeswoman said the footage was from the early 1990s.

Trudeau said on Thursday that he did not remember the third incident but he understood it was ‘unacceptable’ and that he has enjoyed ‘layers of privilege’ in his life.

But the damage was already done as Twitter was quickly inundated with memes from both conservative and liberals blasting the prime minister. 

One user shared a meme of Tekashi 69, who has been snitching in court all week in connection to his time involved with the Nine Trey Gansta Bloods. 

The rapper even insinuated that rappers Jim Jones and Cardi B were members of the gang. 

The second incident in high school incident saw him dressed up as Harry Belafonte to sing the Jamaican song Day-O.

Canada's Global News TV network reported a third instance, broadcasting a brief video of Trudeau in blackface while raising his hands in the air and sticking out his tongue

On Thursday two other instances of him in blackface were shared. Trudeau apologized for all of the instances following their release

One user shared a meme of Tekashi 69, who has been snitching in court all week

One user shared a meme of Tekashi 69, who has been snitching in court all week

‘Before I go… y’all heard of a guy named Justin Trudeau?’ the user said in his tweet, sharing an image of the rapper – whose real name is Daniel Hernandez. 

Daniel Tilles, an assistant professor in history, joked: ‘Not long to go until Justin Trudeau has recreated the entire Village People.’

One user claimed that Trudeau wasn’t trying to emulate Aladdin in his photos but was actually paying homage to a popular Marvel mutant. 

Daniel Tilles, an assistant professor in history, joked: 'Not long to go until Justin Trudeau has recreated the entire Village People'

Daniel Tilles, an assistant professor in history, joked: ‘Not long to go until Justin Trudeau has recreated the entire Village People’

One user claimed that Trudeau wasn't trying to emulate Aladdin in his photos but was actually paying homage to a popular Marvel mutant

One user claimed that Trudeau wasn’t trying to emulate Aladdin in his photos but was actually paying homage to a popular Marvel mutant

Siraj Hashmi made a haunting comparison, showing race faker Rachel Dolezal's autobiography next to Trudeau's own made-up biography

Siraj Hashmi made a haunting comparison, showing race faker Rachel Dolezal’s autobiography next to Trudeau’s own made-up biography

‘I’m not even offended,’ they declared. ‘Trudeau looks more like Nightcrawler from X Men than Aladdin.’

Siraj Hashmi made a haunting comparison, showing race faker Rachel Dolezal’s autobiography next to Trudeau’s own made-up biography. 

One user – a black man – shared a photo of himself at an event, adding that he had been dressing as Justin Trudeau in 2001 at the time. 

Another posted an image of rapper Drake in blackface, claiming it was Justin Trudeau. The rapper defended his usage of the photo in May 2018 after Pusha T shared the image during their beef. 

Another claimed that Trudeau was actually Street Fighter Dhalsim

Another claimed that Trudeau was actually Street Fighter Dhalsim

The video game reference was common when dissing Trudeau as seen in this meme asking to 'choose your fighter'

The video game reference was common when dissing Trudeau as seen in this meme asking to ‘choose your fighter’

One user - a black man - shared a photo of himself at an event, adding that he had been dressing as Justin Trudeau in 2001 at the time

One user – a black man – shared a photo of himself at an event, adding that he had been dressing as Justin Trudeau in 2001 at the time

Several users hilariously shared photos of an iOS update that showed Trudeau as an emoji that could have changeable skin. 

Users claimed that Trudeau was actually Aladdin while others made reference to other notable cartoon characters that the Prime Minister favored.

Many conservatives claimed that liberals weren’t being as vocal about Trudeau’s blackface images, but several notable pundits were just as critical of the politician as their far-right counterparts.

Social media was stocked with plenty of memes claiming that Trudeau was Aladdin

Social media was stocked with plenty of memes claiming that Trudeau was Aladdin

Another posted an image of rapper Drake in blackface, claiming it was Justin Trudeau

Another posted an image of rapper Drake in blackface, claiming it was Justin Trudeau

Many said that Trudeau resembled Mr. Popo from Dragon Ball Z

Many said that Trudeau resembled Mr. Popo from Dragon Ball Z

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