Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah Faces Backlash For Racist, Sexist Comments

When you are a misogynistic, sexist, and racist person with a high profile, you are only able to hide your contemptuous ways for so long. Comedy Central knew what it was getting when it hired Trevor Noah, and now he has confirmed everyone’s worst fears about him.

Trevor Noah (Photo Credit: Screenshot)

Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has made a living out of going after President Donald Trump night after night. He has called the president a racist and a sexist and has attacked his moral character. But now it is Noah who has been exposed, again, as being the things he has accused the president of being.

The late-night host is about to embark on a tour of Australia, or at least he was. That tour is now in jeopardy as a video has emerged of a 2013 performance of his in which he insulted the native women of the continent.

“All women of every race can be beautiful,” he told the crowd in the YouTube video which has since been deleted. “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?” he said. “Plus it’s not always about looks, maybe Aborigine women do special things, maybe they’ll just like, jump on top of you,” he said as he imitated the sound of the Australian instrument, a didgeridoo, and insinuated they are good at oral sex.

Dr. Anita Heiss wrote about the video on Sunday, in a comment that elicited a response from Noah. “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,” she wrote.

Noah responded, “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.”

But this is not the first time Noah has been called out for racist and sexist statements. The comedian has a history of making these types of quips, some of which were called out in 2015 after he was named the successor of Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show.”

“‘Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!’ – fat chicks everywhere,” he wrote in one tweet in 2011.

“Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!” he wrote in another from 2009.

And he seems to have a particular ax to grind with Jewish people. In a 2012 tweet, he wrote, “Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks.”

“Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man,” he said in 2014.

And hiss sexism has been on display in many of his tweets. “I like women that don’t wear make up. For me they’re like pizza- still great the next morning!” he wrote in 2010.

“Looking at how successful all the Kardashian women are, I don’t blame Bruce Jenner at all,” he said in 2015.

“I’m watching Olympic women’s hockey. It’s like lesbian porn. Without the porn,” he wrote in 2012.

Judging by his history, his apology rings hollow. This is the type of person he is. A man who views women as sex objects and who sees Jewish people as inferior. Comedy Central knew of his history before they hired him. Anything he says now to defend himself is damage control.

There is a case to be made about not going after people and ruining their lives over things they said in the past, mind you. But liberals have been doing this to conservatives for decades. We did not make the rules, we are following the rules that they set. Now, they want to change the game.

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