Watch Trevor Noah's Take Down of the French Ambassador's Letter That Said the World Cup Was Not an ‘African Victory’
The French ambassador tried to teach the late night host about the politics of inclusion. Noah hilariously exposes the hypocrisy.
It's not everyday that a European ambassador writes an angry letter in response to a late-night joke but these are strange and exceptional times.
When Trevor Noah congratulated the African team for winning the world cup on July 16 he got a stream of criticism back from French people, offended that French people of African descent are being called anything other than French. This included an official letter from the French ambassador to the United States. Noah's response: share the letter with the world, deconstruct the politics line by line, reflect on colonialism, and laugh at the temporary love for diversity that possesses politicians when they want to profit from people of color.