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19/09/2019 15:21 BST | Updated 19/09/2019 16:40 BST

Another Justin Trudeau Blackface Video Reported After Apology For Brownface Photo

The Canadian prime minister, currently running for re-election, has apologised for a similar image that surfaced.

For the third time in the past day, a photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing offensive makeup has emerged. 

On Thursday morning, Global News published an article that includes a video of a long-haired Trudeau wearing what appears to be blackface. The grainy footage shows Trudeau opening his mouth and thrusting his arms in the air while wearing makeup that makes his skin look black. 

Global News
A screenshot of the video published by Global News on Thursday appearing to show Justin Trudeau in blackface makeup.

“We can confirm that it is him and it’s from the early 1990s,” a spokesperson for the Liberal Party told HuffPost in an email.

The bombshell report is the latest damaging blow to Trudeau’s reputation.

On Wednesday, Time magazine broke the story that Trudeau wore brownface makeup and a turban while attending an “Arabian Nights” themed party in 2001. The photo appeared in the 2000-2001 yearbook for West Point Grey Academy, a prestigious private school in Vancouver where Trudeau worked as a teacher.

Trudeau, who was 29 years old when the incident occurred, apologized for the move that he now admits was “racist.”

“I made a mistake when I was younger and I wish I hadn’t,” Trudeau told reporters Wednesday. “I should have known better then, but I didn’t. And I did it. And I am deeply sorry for it.”

The Liberal leader said he didn’t consider the makeup and outfit to be offensive at the time, but “now we know better.”

“I’m asking Canadians to forgive me for what I did,” Trudeau continued. “I shouldn’t have done that. It was a dumb thing to do. I’m disappointed in myself. I’m pissed off at myself for having done it. I apologize for it,” he added.

“This is something unacceptable and it is racist.”

On Wednesday, Liberal spokesperson Zita Astravas said Trudeau was “dressed as a character from Aladdin.”

Time Magazine
This photo shows Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup during a 2001 "Arabian Nights" party in Vancouver. 

Trudeau also admitted there was another incident of him wearing makeup. He said that while he was in high school, he sang the song “Day-O” during a performance that was first made popular by Jamaican-American singer Harry Belafonte. 

That photo also emerged on social media on Wednesday. No official response was provided by the Liberals or Trudeau in response to the image. 

Trudeau, who has served as prime minister since 2015, said he was taking responsibility for his actions. He added that he has been “enthusiastic” about costumes in the past, and now he deeply regrets those actions.

The damning images surfaced as Trudeau and the Liberals are in the midst of an election campaign. 

This story has been updated with confirmation from the Liberal Party. HuffPost Canada’s Ryan Maloney and The Canadian Press contributed reporting.