Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at the center of controversy after three photos of him dressed in blackface emerged over the course of 12 hours.
At a press conference on Thursday, Trudeau apologized for not knowing better when he was younger. He was a 29-year-old drama teacher in 2001 when he attended an “Arabian Nights" theme party. When asked how many times in his life he dressed in black face, he told the press, "I am wary of being definitive about this because the recent pictures that came out, I had not remembered."
While Trudeau may not have learned much from his multiple instances of donning black face, America has learned plenty. Namely, the history of minstrel shows makes darkening one's skin always inappropriate (yes, even for a drama teacher), you can never trust someone named “Justin," and Twitter is an amazing watering hole for skilled satirists, social commentators, and assh*oles to gather. Here we honor 5 unteachable lessons the Justin Trudeau black face scandal has taught us.