Trevor Noah needs to stay strong and not give-in to the PC crowd complaining about his Tweets.
The PC Police have been busy the past couple of days, first Jamie Foxx and now Trevor Noah.
Foxx and his Bruce Jenner jokes at the iHeartRadio Music Awards landed him in some hot water, and now they are coming for Noah after he was announced to replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show.
In the age of social media, it has now become commonplace for people and the media to take a look at your Tweet history. And it took approximately 24-hours to find something wrong with Noah and his comedy.
Are these really the kind of tweets that people call “Anti-Semitic” or hateful????
When did we become such a sensitive society????
While watching MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ this morning I couldn’t help but notice that everyone is an expert on comedy. Whenever a politician or someone involved in politics does or says something stupid; they have pundits from both sides (Democrats and Republicans) speak on the issue. These pundits are experts, but in this case no one on the panel was a comedian.
Where was the representation to give the perspective from the comedian?
So far Noah and Comedy Central are standing tall and are not backing down. They each responded with the following:
“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.” – via Politico
A comedians job is to be funny, and sometimes they will hit a home run and sometimes they will fail miserably. But that doesn’t mean they should be vetted like politicians and watch what they say. Could you ever imagine George Carlin, Eddie Murphy or Richard Pryor worrying about being PC???
Before I go, checkout the late-great Patrice O’Neal talk about the PC cops trying to regulate what’s funny….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!