Comedian Trevor Noah’s Epic Take On Racist Remarks Against UK PM Rishi Sunak Wins Hearts
New Delhi: Comedian Trevor Noah, the host of the popular TV programme The Daily Show, took a hilarious swipe at people offended by the elevation of Rishi Sunak, a non-white person, to the top post of the UK.
In a clip posted by the show’s Twitter handle, Noah points out the racist comments over Rishi Sunak being elected the Prime Minister of the UK. “Of course…not everyone is happy with Sunak taking the top post…but it’s not because they don’t like his policies.”
He shows a snippet of a radio programme where a caller takes offence at Britain’s latest political development. The caller, identified as Jerry Lowestoft, asks the host whether it’d be fine if he were the prime minister of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. “These things matter…England with 85% white people wants to see a PM who reflects them,” he says.
In a hilarious swipe, Noah responds, “Yeah, he has a good point. Can you imagine if white English people wanted to rule countries where no one looked like them?…it is difficult to imagine what that world would be like.” The comedian further says, “…racists always defend colonisation, brushing it as mere business until they feel like they’re being colonised.”
Meet Rishi Sunak, Britain’s new PM who is only 42, meaning he’ll probably serve well into his 42-and-a-halves pic.twitter.com/I7fP8Ohi0j
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He also defended Sunak saying, “You’re not being colonised, the new PM is British…he is not going to walk to his podium on the first day and say ‘I’m selling the whole country to India…it’s revenge time…that was the whole plan…Happy Diwali…’.”