"After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again," he tweeted Sunday. "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.
The clip, which has since been removed from all social media platforms, shows Noah poking fun at the appearance of Aboriginal women.
"All women of every race can be beautiful," he said in the bit. "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?"
The comedian then went on to imitate the sounds of a didgeridoo (an Aboriginal drone pipe like instrument) while making oral sex gestures.
"Plus it's not always about looks, maybe Aborigine women do special things, maybe they'll just like, jump on top of you," he added.
British journalist Piers Morgan railed on Noah and argued "The Daily Show" host, who often talks about equality and inclusivity, doesn't "practice what he preaches."
"Not a day goes by when Mr. Noah, a black South African, isn't preaching to us from his politically correct pulpit, particularly when it comes to racism and equality," Morgan wrote for Daily Mail Monday. "Which makes it all the more extraordinary to discover that he doesn't actually practice what he preaches."
Morgan went on to call Noah a "shameless hyprocrite" and a "fraud."
Despite Noah's comment on the matter, outrage continued to pour out on Twitter. See the reactions below.
@trevornoah @joewilliams_tew @pauldutton1968 I Didn't Watch The Entire Clip.I Felt Physically Sick Hearing What Was Said. Don't Come To Australia Trevor.The Disrespect You Showed To Aboriginal Women&Australia Is Their Country!You Shouldn't Get Profit Or A Damned Thing From Us.
Hey @Trevornoah how did it make sense for you to make Aboriginal women a racist punchline to a very bad joke? Aren't you meant to be all about anti-racism? Not that I can imagine an explanation that could possibly be adequate - but give it a go anyway.
Wow & you know what? I have never heard a Aboriginal man call African women ugly. Our men are the oldest warriors on the planet! Because the cultural respect is in grained in them. Salute to all my Aboriginal Brothers! #JustSayn @Trevornoah