Indo-Pak tension: Comedian Trevor Noah faces backlash for racist remarks
New Delhi : The Daily Show star Trevor Noah is facing backlash over his racist remark on the Indo-Pak tensions. On his TV show, Trevor mentioned that the war between India and Pakistan will be the most entertaining thing. His comment came as distasteful and has hit the sentiments of his some of the hard-core fans.
“It would be the most entertaining war ever,” the South African comedian mocked about the tense situation prevailing between India and Pakistan.
He further commented, “Hope Indian and Pakistan don’t go to war. But if they did go to war, it would probably be the most entertaining war of all time, yeah. Because the Indian Soldiers would run out on the battlefield and that’d be like – *Stereotypical Indian Accent* Time for you to die *sings in hindi* (auro ki life difficult kar tu). It will also be the longest war of all time. Another Dance Number!”
Watch the little segment from his show below:
He received direct backlash from the Twitteraties. One user wrote, “For someone who claims to be the most woke person this is high key offensive, insensitive and straight up racist/ feeding on endless stereotypes. Disgusted by #trevornoah who thinks war is a form of entertainment when the repercussions negatively affect millions of people.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Hey @Trevornoah u really should be ashamed of yourself for your stupid, racist and insensitive comments against Indian Army.”
He just made himself look like a fool here. I cringed hard at this one, didn’t find it funny one bit.— Ukayholic (@Ukayholic) February 28, 2019
@Trevornoah I love your show, you’ve got a huge following in India, and being from a marginalised community, you should understand the dangers of stereotyping. Please #DoBetter.. we’re all here praying for our soldiers, desperately hoping we don’t go to war. Recognise that please— Ritu Rao (@ravingleo) March 1, 2019
@Trevornoah wouldn't be joking if it was a western conflict.Then the world must take stand and get serious.But this-the longest standing conflict b/w two nuclear powers, it's all laughs.Why does western media downplay any tension that doesn't come in their sphere of influence?!— కులి కుతుబ్ షాహ్ చశ్మె బద్దూర్ నూరా (@indian_nocturne) February 28, 2019
Soon after his comments, the segment video from the show went viral. Earlier, he had faced criticism for his take on Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Oscar-winning Black Panther.