Trevor Noah’s past won’t stop haunting him. In the latest challenge to the comedian, he’s been made to answer for a joke he made about Aboriginal women at a 2013 show.
A clip of the joke in question resurfaced which then found its way back to Noah after former NRL player Joe Williams tagged him on the clip on Twitter and demanded, “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!!”
In a statement, Noah conceded saying, “@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.” He went on to comment to ensuring “the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way.”
When Noah first moved to the US, his Twitter was trolled for ancient tweets as motivation for why he shouldn’t get the Daily Show gig. Most recently, he came under fire for World Cup comments which some deemed as racist.