…a few years ago Trevor Noah told a really bad joke.
It was a racist joke. It was an offensive joke. Its a problematic joke that played into hurtful stereotypes of a people that have almost nothing left and have been treated like dog-shit for much of their existence since invasion day.
There were many different ways Noah could have handled this. Just last week he went on the offensive when the French Ambassador didn’t take too kindly to one of his jokes. But how Noah has decided to handle this is like this:
Being a racist fuck does not depend on context. It doesn’t depend on who your audience is. Your joke was racist as fuck whether it was performed in front of a group of South Africans or a group of Americans. The very least you could do is apologise. That you choose not to: that you choose not to listen to the voices of indigenous Australians and to characterize them as “angry for the sake of being angry” says everything we need to know about you. You are not welcome down-under. You are a despicable, hypocritical peice of shit.