It has been alleged that Jagmeet Singh's turban was called a "rag" by a former MP, and the NDP leader responded.
He posted a series of tweets in response to that allegation and said he's "no stranger to hate" but this isn't about him, "it's about systemic racism in the halls of power and having the courage to confront it."
It's alleged that my turban was referred to as a "rag" by a former MP I'm no stranger to hate and I know many of… https://t.co/mQBUn611Zx— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh)1620491860.0
Singh noted that the situation runs deeper than allegations of racial slurs, and that the problem isn't that someone called his turban a rag.
"It's about how we treat one another," he said. He continued by saying that, for this reason, he will "never back down" or stop fighting.
In 2019, Singh was told that he should cut off his turban to "look more like a Canadian." He responded by saying, "I think Canadians look like all sorts of people. That's the beauty of Canada."