The Governor of Virginia apologized for the photo racist costume, and then took back his words
First, the politician admitted that the school pictures he is depicted with black makeup on his face in the way of Michael Jackson. But later he retracted his words. His call to resign.
Last Friday, the network appeared the photo from the Yearbook of the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam. In the picture more than 30 years ago shows two people: one in theatrical black make-up (“blackface”), depicting the African American and the other in the costume of the Ku Klux Klan.
BREAKING: Multiple publications have confirmed that a picture has emerged of Virginia Governor, Democrat Ralph Northam appearing in a KKK and blackface photo in his 1984 yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School pic.twitter.com/PigroV4lsB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 1, 2019.
According to CBS, first this photo appeared on the portal of Big League Politics, and then wrote about it the local newspaper Virginian-Pilot. The next day the Governor Northam gave a press conference where he said he regretted that decided to pose for this photo. He admitted that he used black makeup to recreate the image of Michael Jackson to participate in a dance contest in 1984. Also on his Twitter he wrote that “it is racist and offensive behaviour”, which is shown in the photo does not show is what kind of person he is now.
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) 2 Feb 2019
However, the next day, February 3, the Governor refused his words. He stated that he was not racist and that the costume depicted in the picture is not him.
A number of politicians called on the Northam to resign, including members of his own Democratic party. But the Governor refused to go.
The President of the United States Donald trump also criticized the policy, calling the inexcusable decision of Northam to give up their words.