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Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for ignorant and racist Bollywood war

first_imgDespite his defence, Noah apologised for any hurt he caused and responded to Sikander, noting that he has himself joked about his mother’s shooting.“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,” he posted. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Trevor Noah/Twitter 22 Comments Source: Swara Bhasker/Twitter 34,558 Views https://jrnl.ie/4521899 (Click here if video doesn’t play)Indian writer Zainab Sikander also criticised Noah given a history of gun violence in his own family, tweeting: It’s amazing to me that my joke about the conflict in India and Pakistan trended more than the story of the actual conflict itself. Sometimes it seems like people are more offended by the jokes comedians make about an issue than the issue itself.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 2, 2019 Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 3:36 PMcenter_img Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for ‘ignorant and racist’ Bollywood war joke Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan. Short URL Share119 Tweet Email Source: Comedy Central UK/YouTubeDAILY SHOW HOST Trevor Noah has apologised and defended himself against accusations of racism and insensitivity following jokes he made about the India-Pakistan conflict.In a monologue on the satirical news programme, 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 most entertaining war of all time,” Noah said on the Comedy Central programme Tensions between the nuclear nations ratcheted in recent weeks following a suicide attack in the disputed Kashmir region that killed 40 Indian soldiers and the violence that followed.  The loss of life caused some to criticise Noah for making light of the situation and for promoting racial stereotypes while doing so. Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker tweeted a clip of Noah’s monologue, saying that his stereotyping was “ignorant and racist” and that “Hindi is not gibberish”.Indian comedian Mallika Dua also criticised the routine, labelling it as “shockingly unintelligent and tone-deaf”. Mar 3rd 2019, 3:36 PM 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.Responding to the criticism on Twitter yesterday, Noah said that people who had issues with his jokes needed to put them in perspective. @Trevornoah 1. War isn’t funny or entertaining. 2. Hindi is not gibberish. Ur stereotype of indo- pak is ignorant & racist. 3. Ur set smacks of essentialism & a patronising generalisation & is v #FirstWorld 4. Human lives were lost & at stake. SO disappointing! @ComedyCentral pic.twitter.com/c46TqB9btd— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) March 1, 2019 By Rónán Duffylast_img

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