… I just have to ask. This fellow …
… has been all over the internet all day. He showed up in Toronto to join an anti-racism demonstration. According to Global News, the “man has been charged after he attended a protest against anti-Black racism in blackface on Saturday … [after he] … showed up to the event at Nathan Phillips Square and was told to leave by demonstrators … [but] … The man claimed he “was not trying to be disruptive” despite his highly-offensive appearance … [and] … He had water thrown on his face before Toronto police officers escorted him away.“
I certainly agree that his appearance is designed to be offensive, to be provocative at the very least. Isn’t that what good satire is supposed to be?
But I have to ask: what offence did he commit? I guess it’s against the law to impersonate the prime minister, is it? Maybe he would have been OK if he, like Justin Trudeau, could have afforded a fancy costume when wearing blackface … but, evidently, ridiculing Justin Trudeau is now against the law in Canada.