Liberal sorry for blackface defence
Another member of Team Trudeau is in hot water over the blackface controversy.
In a Sept. 28 radio interview posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Judy Sgro, federal Liberal candidate for Humber River-black Creek, defended Justin Trudeau’s blackface photos.
Sgro said the scandal happened 20 years ago and the “black community” have told her they “love” Trudeau more because “he wanted to have a black face.”
The longtime MP seemed to diminish the controversy in the interview with online station GBKM
FM when asked what she had heard about the scandal while campaigning.
“All of us were young at one time and all of us sometimes made poor choices and did things that may not be appropriate in today’s world,” Sgro said. Sgro continued: “Those in the black community have told me how much more love they have for the prime minister, that he wanted to have a black face, he took great pride in that, too.
“They (the black community) are very supportive and they are actually looking for finding more ways that they can show how much they support and love the prime minister.”
Sgro also blamed the media. “It’s the media that have blown this into something that it shouldn’t be,” she said.
Sgro, a public servant with a record spanning more than 30 years, has been a member of Parliament since 1999.
Hours after the clip was posted, Sgro responded to the severe backlash she received online, which included many Twitter users calling for her resignation.
Sgro Longtime MP