Published: Mon, March 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Trevor Noah apologises for comments on Indo-Pak tensions, defends later

Trevor Noah apologises for comments on Indo-Pak tensions, defends later

Many Twitter users and his fans found his statements offensive, insensitive and a mockery of those fighting in wars. "But if they did go to war, it would probably be the most entertaining war of all-time". Swara took to twitter to call out Noah.

During an episode of The Daily Show, a satirical news programme, on Wednesday night, host Noah said that if the nuclear-armed neighbours went to war, "it would be the most entertaining of all time".

Web Desk: South Africa comedian Trevor Noah makes political jokes. @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. Hindi is not gibberish.

Following recent developments, Bhaskar, in a separate tweet, spoke about India and Pakistan 'walking back from brink of war'. Ur stereotype of indo- pak is ignorant & racist. 3. Human lives were lost & at stake. "If you're going to be a racist comic then at least get the comic bit right", she tweeted.

India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire
The United States is "seeking information" on whether Pakistan used U.S. -built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the U.S. Pollsters expect the ruling party to benefit from the nationalistic passion sweeping the country.

But Noah said he had made a joke out of the incident because comedy was his way of dealing with pain, and further apologised to those who were offended by his joke.

"It would also be the longest war of all time - another dance number!" he added while putting on an Indian accent and suggesting that a potential war scene would play out like a Bollywood musical. The Daily Show host recently introduced the best picture nominee Black Panther at the Oscars and had some fun with the idea that people think the fictional setting of the country of Wakanda is real, reported CNN.

However, those who know the language realised Noah actually said, "White people don't know I'm lying".

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