Trevor Noah tried to clarify remarks Rishi Sunak made on The Daily Show after he was appointed British Prime Minister, thus claiming ‘the whole of Britain is racist’. says no.
In a video posted to Twitter from a US satirical news show, the South African comedian claimed there were people saying, “Now the Indians are trying to take over Britain.”
His comments received backlash online from many British politicians, including former cabinet minister Sajid Javid, who said they were “simply wrong”.
Piers, you are smarter than that. I wasn’t saying ‘all of Britain is racist’, but I was responding to racists who don’t want Rishi to be Prime Minister because of their race. So I said “Some people” 🙃 https://t.co/QQgEQ45wJU https://t.co/bhurdPvsE8
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 28, 2022
Talk TV host Piers Morgan also criticized The Daily Show and other US media for “falsely portraying Britain as a racist nation.”
In response to Morgan on Twitter, Noah said:
“I’m not saying ‘all of Britain is racist’, I’m responding to racists who don’t want Mr Rishi prime minister because of his race.
“That’s why I said ‘some people’.”
In his monologue entitled “Unraveling the backlash against new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak”, he said there was a “backlash” after Mr Sunak’s appointment.
“I mean, I hear a lot of people saying, ‘Oh, they’re taking over. Now the Indians are going to take over Britain. What’s next? ?』
“And I always ask myself, ‘So what? ‘ What are you afraid of?” ‘”
— Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 26, 2022
He added: they. ‘”
Underneath the video, which has been viewed more than 850,000 times, social media users also questioned Noah’s comments, with some accusing him of “projecting” American views on racing onto Britain.
Former UK Prime Minister and Health Secretary Javid shared the clip and wrote: The story catered to his audience at the cost of being completely cut off from reality.
“The UK is the most successful multi-ethnic democracy on the planet and we are proud of this historic achievement.”
A Downing Street spokeswoman was asked if Mr Sunak believed Britain was a racist country.
Snack was born in Hampshire in the South East of England to Indian immigrant parents, a pharmacist mother and a GP father, and Akshata Marty, the daughter of billionaire Indian IT giant Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy. Married and have two children. Young daughter Krishna and Anushka.
When he was appointed prime minister on Tuesday, the 42-year-old became Britain’s first Hindu prime minister, the first Asian prime minister and the youngest in more than 200 years.
Last month, South African TV host Noah announced he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show, after seven years at the helm.