In 2013, comedian Trevor Noah made a disgusting joke about aboriginal Australian women and it has been brought into the light. Naturally, he’s only sorry for it once people found out.
The clip was brought to national attention via Twitter. In the “joke,” Noah makes fun of the appearance of aboriginal women and then proceeds to make the sounds of a didgeridoo accompanied by sexual innuendos.
Hey @Trevornoah, your comments about Aboriginal @IndigenousX in this clip are utterly unacceptable! As a man of colour, you are usually in point with racism & divide - here you are perpetrating & encouraging racial abuse!! #boycotttrevornoahinoz https://t.co/UNXE8TlBtq RT— Joe Williams - TEW (@joewilliams_tew) July 22, 2018
After being called out and criticized relentlessly, Noah issues a statement that was less than apologetic.
@joewilliams_tew you're right. After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 22, 2018
Noah took a lot of heat on Twitter for his foul joke.
I am so disgusted and appalled by the comments by @Trevornoah and his attempted humour that denigrates Aboriginal women I hope Australians boycott his shows in #Brisbane #Sydney #Melbourne #Perth #Australia That kind of ‘humour’ is not funny and does damage! #racismitstopswithme https://t.co/yplwK2CtI7— Dr Anita Heiss (@AnitaHeiss) July 22, 2018
Yo @Trevornoah,— Nakkiah Lui (@nakkiahlui) July 22, 2018
Im Beautiful BECAUSE Im Aboriginal. Im Strong BECAUSE Im Aboriginal.
Im Loved BECAUSE Im Aboriginal.
Im Smart BECAUSE Im Aboriginal.
I am surrounded by Beautiful Aboriginal women who arent punchlines, theyre Warrior Goddesses #BeautifulBECAUSEImAboriginal
This is certainly not the first time Trevor Noah ran into trouble with his racist jokes. Just last week he joked about the race of the World Cup French champion team. He also has a nasty history with anti-semitic “humor."