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4 Mar

Comedian Trevor Noah apologizes for insensitive jokes on India-Pakistan tension

Trevor Noah

South African comedian and late night talk-show host, Trevor Noah has apologized for making jokes about the recent rise of tension between India and Pakistan.



In an episode of The Daily Show, Noah said that a war between the two [India and Pakistan] would be “the most entertaining”, adding that “it would also be the longest war of all time – another dance number!”

The host worsened the situation by saying that the war cry of the Indian soldiers would also be a musical. His offensive comments prompted outrage on Twitter, as users called it ‘racist’ and ‘stereotypical’.

After Twitter users accused him of mocking “war through a Bollywood stereotype,” Noah responded with an apology on Sunday. He said that using comedy was his way of processing “pain and discomfort”.

Read: Pakistani celebrities respond to Indian stars cheerleading war with maturity and restraint

 

 

However, his apology fall flat as later Noah defended his comments saying it was “amazing” how his joke trended more on social media than the actual conflict.

 

 

Pakistan Peoples Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also gave his two cents on the debate.

 

 

Indian celebrities such as Swara Bhasker and Mallika Dua also called him out on his jokes.

 

 

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