British comedian, Lenny Henry just introduced himself at a conference as 'Justin Trudeau', a clear nod to the pictures and footage that have recently emerged of the Canadian prime minister in blackface.

Henry was speaking at a Royal Television Society event in Cambridge, alongside Chairwoman of MediaCom, UK and Ireland, Karen Blackett.

Introducing himself, the comedian reportedly said:

Hello, I’m Justin Trudeau.

It goes without saying that other social media users found the gag rather hilarious.

The comments were made by Henry in response to images of Trudeau that emerged on Wednesday showing him dressed in 'blackface' makeup at a 2001 'Arabian Nights' costume party.

Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail ahead of an election next month, Mr Trudeau said:

I should have known better then, but I didn’t, and I am deeply sorry for it.

I’m going to ask Canadians to forgive me for what I did.

I shouldn’t have done that. I take responsibility for it. It was a dumb thing to do.

Further pictures and video have surfaced of Trudeau wearing blackface, which has lead to the 47-year-old declining to confirm just how many times he has worn the problematic face paint.

HT Metro

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