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Trevor Noah clarified on the comment about Rishi Sunak, said- I never said that…


London. Well-known comedian and TV presenter Trevor Noah has defended himself after controversy over his remarks about the new UK prime minister, saying he never said ‘the whole of Britain is racist’. Along with this, he said that he was only replying to those who did not want Rishi Sunak in that role.

Sunak, Britain’s first prime minister of Indian origin, assumed office on Tuesday. Sunak, 42, a former investment banker-turned-politician, is the youngest British prime minister in 210 years. He is also the first Hindu Prime Minister of Britain.

Earlier this week, Noah said on the US news program ‘The Daily Show’ that there has been a lot of ‘reaction’ to Sunak. Noa’s comments were criticized in the UK, with many including former finance minister and Pakistani-origin Conservative Party leader Sajid Javed calling Noah “absolutely wrong”.

Noah, 38, has now defended his comments, saying he was reacting to racists. Noah said, ‘What are you afraid of? I think it’s because a lot of people don’t know what they are saying…we don’t want people who have been exploited and oppressed in the past to come to power because then they can do to us what we conducted.’

Noah also broadcast a clip from his radio station LBC last week about the Conservative Party leadership contest after a caller falsely claimed that Sunak was not “British”. In response, Javed tweeted that the comedian’s comments were extremely ‘incorrect’. Javed said Britain is “the most successful multiracial democracy on earth and is proud of this historic achievement”.

At the same time, TV presenter Piers Morgan also tweeted that the US media is ‘wrongly portraying the UK as a racist country.’ Noah replied on Friday evening, ‘Come on, Pierce, you are smarter than him.’ Noah said, ‘I was not saying that the whole of Britain is racist, I was replying to those racists who do not want Rishi as Prime Minister because of their caste. That’s why I said… some people.’

Noah talks about racial equality for a long time. Noah had a book called ‘Born a Crime’ in 2017. In this, he told that he was born in South Africa to a Swiss father and black mother. This was the time when such relationships were punished. After starting his career with a stand-up show in Africa, he settled in the US in 2011.

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