'Race-baiting' Trevor Noah slammed for fabricating racist storm over UK PM Rishi Sunak's appointment

'Race-baiting' Trevor Noah slammed for fabricating racist storm over UK PM Rishi Sunak's appointment
Trevor Noah attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at LA LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: TV host Trevor Noah in his recent segment ‘Unpacking the Backlash to Rishi Sunak’ has talked about large-scale racial attacks on the recently appointed UK PM. However, 'The Daily Show' presenter is now being accused of fabricating a "racist backlash" by his British viewers. Rishi Sunak is the first PM of color that is set to lead Great Britain, after his predecessor, Liz Truss quit the post.

The 38-year-old comedian has frustrated many of his European fans, with the controversial three-minute clip having nearly a million views on Twitter. Noah claimed that there are "people saying that Indians are going to take over Great Britain" as Sunak took over the office this week. Sunak is of British-Asian heritage and is also UK’s first Hindu Prime Minister. His grandparents migrated to the UK in the 1960s, where almost everyone came from India, his maternal grandmother was born in Africa.

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Interestingly, Noah is all set to leave the show after this season as 'The Daily Show' viewers have gone down as much as 75% since he took over in 2013 from American host Jon Stewart. Several experts believe it is the recent shift to online streaming platforms as the prime reason for the dip, but the show has often been accused of being "politically biased" and provoking "woke" ideology by some.

“You see people in the UK, you see people like Tucker Carlson [an American Fox News host] all the time saying: 'You know what they're trying to do... they won't stop until black people and women are in positions of power'... So what?" said Noah during the show. He continued, “Why are you so afraid? I think it's because the quiet part a lot of people don't realize they are saying is: 'We don't want these people who were previously oppressed to get into power because then they may do to us what we did to them.'''

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His analysis was blasted by British political commentators, who accused Noah of "projecting" America's race problem onto Britain. His take on Rishi Sunak’s s appointment and the British people's reaction was criticized by many British political pundits and was accused of bringing America’s race problem at expense of Britain. Piers Morgan tweeted, “There's been no such backlash against Sunak, you race-baiting twerps. Why does US media keep falsely portraying Britain as a racist country?” Tom Harwood, a political commentator responded to 'The Daily Show' tweet saying, “What backlash? Where? You're making things up.”

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In the segment, Noah showed a telephone caller from an LBC Radio listener last week, who claimed Sunak "doesn't love England" and "isn't even British in most people's opinion." Interestingly, on Sangita Myska’s show, the caller said he was a Conservative Party member, the current ruling party, now led by Sunak, reported Daily Mail.

The same caller on Sunday said before Sunak was sworn in as new PM, “Rishi's not gonna win it. Rishi's not even British, in most people's opinion. He's got American allegiance, his family's American. They're Indian businesspeople. He'll go live in America no doubt. He doesn't love England like Boris does.”

The host Myska reminded him that Sunak was born in Southampton, which naturally makes him British, he responded, “Lots of people are, half of al-Qaeda are British citizens. I'm just saying having a British passport doesn't mean you're a true English patriot who loves England.” 

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