Trevor Noah apologises for his ‘ignorant and racist’ Bollywood war joke
Trevor Noah, a comedian and late-night talk show host, apologised for the comments he made over heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
Noah apologised when a twitter user backlashed him saying, “It’s sad when someone who’s had a violent past mocks war through a Bollywood stereotype. @Trevornoah’s mother was shot in the head by her husband (Trevor’s stepfather). Imagine someone making fun of it with a Xhosa stereotype – the tribe his mum belongs to.”
It’s sad when someone who’s had a violent past mocks war through a Bollywood stereotype. @Trevornoah ‘s mother was shot in the head by her husband(Trevor’s stepfather).Imagine someone making fun of it with a Xhosa stereotype – the tribe his mum belongs topic.twitter.com/pUFrm3Iavv
— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) March 2, 2019
He quoted the tweet and replied
Actually if you watch my stand up you’ll see that I did make jokes after my mother was shot in the head. As a comedian I use comedy to process pain and discomfort in my world but I am sorry that this hurt you and others, that’s not what I was trying to do. https://t.co/OuVnkHyIfG
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 2, 2019
A couple of days ago, Noah, the South African comedian put on an Indian accent and portrayed a potential war between the two nations in the form of a Bollywood movie.
“If they did go to war it would probably be the most entertaining war of all time,” Noah said on the Comedy Central programme.
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