The Canadian Prime Minister apologized Wednesday after a 2001 photo of himself in dark makeup surfaced from when he was a 29-year-old teacher.
He told reporters that the photo is from when he was a teacher at the West Point Grey Academy. He was attending an end-of-year gala “where the theme was Arabian Nights.”
“I dressed up in an Aladdin costume, and put makeup on,” he continued. "I shouldn't have done it. I should have known better, but I didn't," he said. "And I'm really sorry."
Trudeau also admitted that he had once dressed up in a similar way during a high school talent show, saying he wore "makeup" to perform "Day-O", a traditional Jamaican folk tune sung by legendary African-American performer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte.
During Thursday's episode of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," the late night host responded to the controversy.
"This is not good man. You realize what happened here. Trudeau came out to apologize for one blackface and ended up admitting to more," he said. "He's like, 'I did brownface for Aladdin and I did blackface for when I sang the song 'Day-O' and now if you'll excuse me, day light's coming and I wanna go home.' "
He continued, "It's also funny how Trudeau says he only did this because he's more enthusiastic about costumes than is appropriate. Because besides being problematic, it also sounds like Justin Trudeau would be the most annoying person on Halloween."
"Like if he commits that much, I bet his wife is like, 'Justin, have you seen my keys?' He's like, 'Me not Justin, me Hulk,' " Noah joked.
With the Canadian election nearing, Noah also wondered if this scandal would hurt Trudeau's chances of being re-elected.
"To be honest, I'm just sad to see another black man being brought down," he joked. "Breaks my heart."
Contributing: Savannah Behrmann
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Justin Trudeau blackface: Trevor Noah responds on 'The Daily Show'