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Trevor Noah Responds After a Cruel Joke About Aboriginal Women Resurfaces

The comedian admits he was wrong for the sexist joke he made in 2013.

Trevor Noah's resurfaced joke about Aboriginal women triggered debates about bringing back "old" comments, allyship between people of color, and how much apologies from comedians matter politically.

Noah, host of the Daily Show, is no stranger to confronting offensive jokes he has made in his past, and most recently he has faced backlash for a racist and sexist joke he made about Aboriginal women in a stand up show in 2013.


According to BBC, Noah says in the footage, "All women of every race can be beautiful. And I know some of you are sitting there now going, 'Oh Trevor, yeah, but I've never seen a beautiful Aborigine.'"

He goes on to say, "It's not always about looks," before pretending to play a didgeridoo in a sexual manner.

Some Australians have called to boycott Noah's upcoming tour, but since the joke was from 2013, it has stirred debates on social media about whether or not the comedian needs to be held accountable so many years after the show. Many people pointed out that Noah's response of regret was important because he is South African and comes from a country with its own long history of racist jokes against black women. Others tried to bring back old arguments that comedians don't need to apologize, and Noah disagreed.

"After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again," he continued on Twitter. "And I haven't."

This is not Noah's first apology for past offensive jokes. When the comedian was first announced as the host of the Daily Show in 2015, anti-semitic and sexist jokes from his twitter resurfaced. In a GQ interview he responded, "You show me half my jokes from even 2 years ago, 3 years ago—I hate them. Because you see, like, a young version of yourself. You're like, 'Why would you say that? You idiot!"



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Listen to Ami Faku's New Single 'Lala Ngoxolo' Featuring Emtee

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Ami Faku recently released her latest single "Lala Ngoxolo" featuring Emtee. The song starts the year off on a soothing tone for the difficult times in which South Africa (and the world) finds itself amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Ami Faku is best known for her emotionally evocative songs and "Lala Ngoxolo" certainly keeps to that standard.

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Thousands Left Homeless After Tropical Cyclone Eloise Hits Mozambique

Cyclone Eloise has thus far displaced close to 7000 people and destroyed houses, crops, schools and hospitals.

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Peep MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

Here's the full list of MTV Base's annual list of the hottest South African new wave MCs.

In recognition of the new wave, MTV Base, since last year, follows up their main Hottest SA MCs List with Hottest MCs New Wave.

As is always the case every year, the list was decided upon by a panel of insiders who are clued up on South African hip-hop.

This year's panel members were: DJ Nikki Newlands, music curator Kabelo Makhudu, DJ Zan D, writer Misa Narrates, event MC and presenter Uncle Vinny and journalist Jade Kelly. The panel was hosted by MTV Base presenter and rapper Tshego Koke.

Below is the final list:

MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

1. Blaq Diamond

2. Touchline

3. Lucasraps

4. Dee Koala

5. 25K

6. Indigo Stella

7. Maglera Doe Boy

8. Tumi Tladi

9. Hanna

10. Benny Chill

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South Africa Mourns Passing of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

South Africans are paying tribute to Oscar-nominated Jonas Gwangwa following the jazz artist's passing this past weekend.