Trevor Noah: The Applause and The Scrutiny
As quick as the applause comes, scrutiny abounds soon after.
How unfortunate, in some cases.
Upon the “Trevor Noah Scavenger Hunt” (sarcastically speaking), Salon published a piece predicting that the new host would cause a right-winged frenzy because “conservative critics have a practiced, double-speaking method of piling on the heat on figures who stand out because of their race or gender or sexuality.”
A few of Noah’s throwback tweets also began to float and don’t exactly display the comedian in an embracing light:
South Africans know how to recycle like israel knows how to be peaceful.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) June 2, 2010
So she gets fat? RT @missdanibagel: When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes 10 times the woman she was before
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 18, 2014
Satirical comedy is raw and guaranteed to hit nerves along the way, but as a comedian, is one ever out of “character” or expressing their true beliefs on social media?
It’s tricky. Should people take into account the profession of a person when determining whether or not he/she is joking or expressing true views?
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