So Twitter blew up again last night. If you’re at all familiar with that social media platform, you know such a thing isn’t at all unusual—point of fact, Twitter blows up so often, it makes a hundred-year-old stick of dynamite seem stable by comparison. But this time was a little different, as it involved the comeuppance of one of the most sanctimonious leftists in the Western world today—a man whose smug sense of political vanity is exceeded only by a vanilla-flavored public persona that makes him seem like less like a prime minister and more like the least interesting member of a washed-up boy band. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the leader of Her Majesty’s government in the Dominion of Canada, the honourable Justin Trudeau!
Truth be told, given the position of his hand around that poor girl’s throat, I had to look more closely just to make sure it wasn’t Joe Biden under all that shoe polish. But yes, it was indeed Monsieur Trudeau, as the man himself has sheepishly admitted:
Speaking to reporters Wednesday night, following TIME’s publication of the photo, Trudeau apologized: “I shouldn’t have done that. I should have known better and I didn’t. I’m really sorry.” When asked if he thought the photograph was racist, he said, “Yes it was. I didn’t consider it racist at the time, but now we know better.”
But wait. It gets better. It also happens that in high school, Trudeau manifested his inner Harry Belafonte at a talent show and really gave the audience their money’s worth. Check it out:
Right about now, Trudeau is probably wishing he had just been photographed at a party with Jeffery Epstein instead. If all this isn’t bad enough, though, hang on—because we haven’t even gotten to the best part.
It’s not clear when or where the video was taken, but the video, obtained exclusively by Global News, shows Trudeau covered in what appears to be dark makeup and raising his hands in the air while laughing, sticking his tongue out and making faces. He’s wearing a white T-shirt, and his jeans are ripped at the knees. It appears as though his arms and legs are covered in makeup as well.
Well, never let it be said that Justin Trudeau doesn’t completely immerse himself in a role. If they ever reboot Soul Man, I know who’s gonna be on the short list to play the C. Thomas Howell part.
Naturally, this little controversy has led to calls for Trudeau to resign—which is ridiculous, of course. Under those rules, my hair alone as it appears in my high school yearbook would disqualify me from public office. Sadly, however, this is the graceless culture we live in—and if conservatives can be canceled for far less, then I’m afraid that it’s time to bang the gong on Trudeau’s career and put a stop to his minstrel act once and for all.
Or we could all just quit with this nonsense and treat stuff like this for what it is: stupid and embarrassing, but hardly worthy of casting a man into social exile. I’m certainly willing—but let’s make the liberals go first, shall we?
Forde did a good thing by expanding the playoffs. This is long overdue. But he completely missed the mark by capping it at 12 teams, and allowing a selection committee to select the two at-large teams …