Published: Tue, July 24, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Calls for boycott as racist Trevor Noah clip resurfaces

Calls for boycott as racist Trevor Noah clip resurfaces

South African comedian Trevor Noah has apologised for "offensive comments" he made about Aboriginal women in 2013.

In the video, Noah says "all women of every race can be attractive".

"Yeah, but you know what you say?"

In the footage, Noah said that "all women of every race can be attractive", then said: "And I know some of you are sitting there now going, 'Oh Trevor, yeah, but I've never seen a handsome Aborigine'". You say "yet", that's what you say - "yet".

He then went on to add that, "maybe Aborigine women do special things, maybe they'll just like, jump on top of you", before imitating the sound of a didgeridoo, likening playing the instrument to oral sex.

The online backlash comes ahead of the 34-year-old's upcoming stand-up tour to Australia, calling on Australians to boycott the comedian's shows.

In a tweet to former rugby player Joe Williams, who first highlighted the routine, Noah said he is "always open to learning more" about the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Noah said it was "right" to denounce the joke, which centred on appearance.

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Trevor Noah has come under fire over a joke claiming people think that Aboriginal Australian women are ugly.

In 2013, the comedian made a joke about Aboriginal Australian women during his "It's My Culture" special, according to ABC.

The clip of the joke has also now been removed from YouTube.

An Australian on Twitter called Noah out over the clip for its racism against Australian Aboriginal women. The clip, which was uploaded to YouTube under the title of "Women of all Races are lovely", has been removed after "The Daily Show's" segment director and director of Trevor Noah films, David Meyer, filed a copyright complaint with the site.

'I can't bring myself to watch that, I'm so exhausted of Aboriginal women being used as punchlines for cheap laughs from talentless hacks, ' another person said. I do care that we are the punchline.

"After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about Aboriginal history firsthand, I vowed to never make a joke like that again", he wrote on Twitter.

His tour is expected to begin in Melbourne on August 23.

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