Trevor Noah has landed in hot water again after a video clip resurfaced from one of his stand-up shows in 2013 where he makes a derogatory joke about Aboriginal women's appearance.
In the video clip, which has now been removed from YouTube, Noah says "There’s no such thing as the most beautiful race. All women of every race can be beautiful”.
The comedian then continued: “And I know some of you are sitting there now going, ‘Oh Trevor, yeah, but I’ve never seen a beautiful Aborigine’. Yeah, but you know what you say? You say ‘yet’, that’s what you say; ‘yet’. Because you haven’t seen all of them, right?”
“Plus it’s not always about looks, maybe Aboriginal women do special things, maybe they’ll just like, jump on top of you and be like”.
Former NRL player Joe Williams was one of the first Twitter users to voice his displeasure of Noah's comments. Posting the video and saying that Noah joke was "utterly unacceptable".
Hey @Trevornoah, your comments about Aboriginal @IndigenousX in this clip are utterly unacceptable! As a man of colour, you are usually in point with racism & divide - here you are perpetrating & encouraging racial abuse!! #boycotttrevornoahinoz https://t.co/UNXE8TlBtq RT— Joe Williams - TEW (@joewilliams_tew) July 22, 2018
Following the backlash he received online the comedian tweeted an apology saying: "After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about Aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way."
@joewilliams_tew you're right. After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 22, 2018