After Election Victory, Trudeau Announces He'll Wear "High-Yellow" Face To Be Obama For Halloween
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
It's official: Justin Trudeau will serve a second term as Canada's prime minister. The election was neck and neck with Trudeau narrowly edging out his conservative opponent, Andrew Scheer. Trudeau has long been popular amongst the Canadians, but recent controversies have rocked his once man-dime image.
During the campaign trail, two separate images were leaked that showed Trudeau wearing racist face paint. Once with blackface, once with brownface. That is not to be mistaken as the same thing. They're very much different but equally racist. Following the leaked images, many thought Trudeau would be defeated and that his progressive image was washed. To help smooth things over, Trudeau was forced to go on an apology tour and call in favors from powerful friends.
One of those powerful friends was Barack Obama. The 44th president of the United States famously endorsed Trudeau to help with the election, and reform his image. The move was completely unexpected. It's nearly unprecedented for an American politician to do such a thing. In the end, though, it's a move credited as one of the influences behind Trudeau's victory.
But a new controversy has now arisen following Trudeau's victory. Elated by the election results, Trudeau made the announcement that he and his family will be the Obama's for Halloween as a token of their appreciation. Reporters were flabbergasted by the statement leading Zack Beauchamp of Vox News to ask if he planned on wearing blackface. Trudeau's answer follows, "No, of course not. Going that dark would be completely tone-deaf. Blackface is the absolute wrong color choice. I was planning on wearing more of a high-yellow for Barack. My wife, Sophie, will go with the blackface for Michelle, being that she has a darker skin tone. As for my kids, we're still mixing face paints to find a truly authentic color."
The room fell eerily silent. Reporters couldn't believe what they had just heard. Canadian officials raced on stage and quickly ended the press conference. An apology was immediately released, which reads, "Oh jeez Louis. We just want to say we're sure as heck surrey. We think Justin just got excited aboot the victory, don't ya know. He truuly thought it would be a good way to show his appreciation. Boy, oh boy, was he wrong, eh? That being said, we hope there's no hard feelings or nothing like that, eh. Again, surrey aboot that!"
It's hard to say what kind of action the Canadian government will take following yet another slip-up. Expert(s) in the field of Canadian politics say it's very likely that no discipline will be taken. This doesn't come as much of a surprise being that Canadians are historically kind and forgiving people.
We reached out to Trudeau's office to see if he had any comment on his remarks. We were sent the following statement, "Trudeau is extremely disappointed he gave up his costume idea before Halloween. Justin is notorious for taking his costume's to the next level, and this Halloween will be no different. Although the secret has been leaked, he's excited to show the party his finished product on October 31st, eh."
I speak for us all when I say I can't wait either. So, congratulations to Mr. Trudeau for winning his second term, and we're excited to see what you bring to the table.
**What are you being for Halloween? I'm being trash. It's what I've been all year so it shouldn't take long to put together a costume. Comment what you're going to be below. No one will read it, just like no one reads this site.**