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Long before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in trouble for wearing blackface, lots of politicians from all walks of life were caught in similar situations.

Prominent people in the worlds of politics and entertainment have gotten into hot water for wearing blackface long before Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and state Attorney General Mark Herring recently admitted to it.

Blackface dates to nearly 200 years, when white performers darkened their faces with polish to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows. These displays depicted black people as lazy, ignorant, cowardly or hypersexual. It was racist and offensive then and still is today.

A lot of regular people have made headlines for blackface – too many to name – so we’ll focus on the ones involving lawmakers.

We will continue to update this list because, unfortunately, this will very likely keep happening.

CNN’s Harmeet Kaur contributed to this story.