Those who love gobbling up the international satirical comedy are already familiar with Trevor Noah. For the uninitiated, he is a South African comedian and political commentator who presently hosts a television show called The Daily Show. It is an American program where the news is presented in a satirical way. Generally funny but recently he failed to understand the intensity of the Indo-Pak tension situation.
As the world is aware, the neighboring countries are presently at a standoff and the threat of war is imminent. The comedian not only undermined the severity of the situation but took stereotypical racial jibs too.
Wondering what he said about the Indo-Pak tension? Well, take a look at the video:
“entertaining war” ??? did he just say entertaining “war” war is entertaining to yalll?????? bhadwes pic.twitter.com/a1AXcWEyp9
— ╰ ୨auri 🦋 (@jbskth) February 28, 2019
Yes, he said that if India and Pakistan decided to declare war on each other then it will be the most ‘entertaining’ one. How can WAR ever be entertaining?
He is seen mocking the sound of war cry imitating the way Punjabi songs are sung. Quite inconsiderately he further added that it will be the longest war in history too as people will have to wait for ‘dance number’.
Agreed there are Indians who get offended at the slightest jokes. However, most of the social media savvy Indians have the capacity to laugh at themselves. This joke by Trevor Noah on Indo-Pak tension, however, crosses the line where it stops being funny. On the contrary, this is very offensive and disregards the present situation which is extremely serious, to say the least.
Indians were quick to react to this racist and inconsiderate joke. Here is how they reacted:
I’ve really always liked ur humour @Trevornoah. Really have. And we In India have a good sense of humour. This still crosses a line. We’ve lost our forces to terror attacks. Somehow it doesn’t sound as funny. #JustSaying #TheDailyShow pic.twitter.com/qknBmi6qfd
— Sonal Kalra (@sonalkalra) February 28, 2019
When you risk pissing off two countries at least be funny. Expected more than this low hanging Bollywood joke. https://t.co/HeGJeCwu00
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) March 1, 2019
@Trevornoah situations like these are to be taken seriously and joke should be not made out of these 44 soldiers died and just for your #TRP you are making jokes out of such tense situation. pic.twitter.com/yi2Xc74lkR
— Dubey Sachin (@ISachinDubey) March 1, 2019
i dont fucking understand how ANYONE can find this funny,, he said it would be “entertaining”??? war is not funny? the entire world has to mourn for the loss of an american life but it’s funny when it’s for brown people?? what the fuck pic.twitter.com/gJ9BMdjTFK
— sage 🦋 (@thelastrm) February 28, 2019
Racist. Stereotypical. And downright offensive. It is true indeed, these days the moment you think someone is cool and wise, they do a @Trevornoah on you and flush down the entire goodwill! https://t.co/TJoxGrFd1c
— Ritesh Uttamchandani (@photowallah) March 1, 2019
Sadly, there were few who thought it is amusing that he is making fun of India. Here are some of the comments:
Trevor Noah gives the epic description of Indian soldiers during war 😂😂
— Dr Farhan K Virk (@FarhanKVirk) March 1, 2019
— Q U E E N | PSL 👑 (@QueenAfsha) March 1, 2019
— Ghulam Mujtaba (@GhulamMujtaba24) March 1, 2019
India ki full taking by Trevor Noah
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 28, 2019
This time we cannot help but agree with the Twitterati that this comment is not only uncomfortable but absolutely insensitive. What do you think about Trevor Noah’s joke on Indo-Pak tension? Share with us in the comments.