It’s been quite a week for Trevor Noah, who has now managed to piss off at least two countries and one c**t.
First up was his chirp about France’s World Cup win also being a victory for Africa, which led to some members of the French government publicly rebuking him.
You can catch up with that here, but let’s move on to the people of Australia, who are now threatening to boycott Noah’s upcoming tour of the country.
NewsAU with the deets:
The backlash comes one month before South African-born, US Daily Show host Noah, 34, embarks on a full-scale Australian comedy tour.
“There’s no such thing as the most beautiful race. All women of every race can be beautiful,” Noah says in the routine, which originally aired in his 2013 stand-up special “It’s My Culture”.
“And I know some of you are sitting there now going, ‘Oh Trevor, yeah, but I’ve never seen a beautiful Aborigine’. Yeah, but you know what you say? You say ‘yet’, that’s what you say; ‘yet’. Because you haven’t seen all of them, right?”
“Plus it’s not always about looks, maybe Aboriginal women do special things, maybe they’ll just like, jump on top of you and be like,” he continues, before cupping his hands to his lips and imitating the sound of a didgeridoo. “All women of every race can be beautiful.”
What a stupid, crummy ‘joke’.
Joe Williams, an Indigenous former Rugby League player, was the first to share the video clip around (since deleted), and other prominent Indigenous voices stood with him in solidarity.
Noah responded, via Twitter, to Joe Williams, although he never used the word ‘sorry’:
Man, just say sorry. It’s a good place to start.
At least Trevor and Joe seem to have made up:
Piers Morgan, on the other hand, will never let a chance to hop on his high horse and have a go at someone who disses Trump pass him by.
Taking to the Daily Mail, his column was headlined “Trevor Noah’s disgusting attack on Aboriginal women confirms him to be a racist, sexist pig – and he can’t even blame Donald Trump for it”.
Some of that rant:
What he [Trevor] DOES do better than anyone else, including Stewart, is self-righteousness.
Not a day goes by when Mr Noah, a black South African, isn’t preaching to us from his politically correct pulpit, particularly when it comes to racism and equality.
Which makes it all the more extraordinary to discover that he doesn’t actually practice what he preaches…
Can you imagine how he would react on his show if Donald Trump – Noah’s favourite target – had said that to explain one of his more inflammatory remarks? ‘Oh, it was only when I went to a museum about Mexican history that I learned why inferring they’re a bunch of rapists might be offensive.’
Morgan then brought up some of Trevor’s old jokes that landed him in hot water when he first nailed down the Daily Show gig, which is the perfect opportunity to drag up this classic that did the rounds earlier this year:
You may have seen it surface again recently, when Piers once again donned his sycophant MAGA hat and interviewed Trump about his visit to the UK.
Let’s jump ahead to the end of his column, then:
Noah has now proven himself to be just as ignorant as he claims half of America to be.
He’s also a shameless hypocrite, and worse that: a fraud.
A man who says all Aboriginal women are ugly is not a man we should ever endure lecturing us on racism or gender equality ever again.
And this time, Noah can’t even blame Donald Trump.
The joke from Noah was a stinker, and there is a catalogue of those from back in the day, but how about allowing for some personal growth?
That’s something Piers would know very little about.
Still, Trevor might want to issue a genuine apology that contains the word ‘sorry’ at some point.
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