Trevor Noah mutes SA over #FreeJacobZuma looting
South Africans are unhappy with comedian Trevor Noah for muting the country over the latest looting unrest in KZN and Gauteng province.
Social media users in both the US and South Africa are shocked that the opinionated host of The Daily Show hasn’t uttered a word.
Noah is popularly known for using former South African president Jacob Zuma as a subject in most of his shows.
He also occasionally mentioned the former president during his early days on The Daily Show in the US but now his silence is deafening, he has not shared any opinion over S. A on social media.
Tweeps are assuming Noah has stayed clear from the topic because does not have an opinion or he does not care.
His fans have defended him and have stated that the South Africa-born comedian doesn’t owe the world an opinion about the situation in South Africa.
He has said in past interviews that he doesn’t comment because Western media often gives a false narrative on South Africa. It’s better to get the right information when you are in the country seeing it happening. He knows people follow him and will latch on to what he says
— Khosi (@Khosinpr) July 14, 2021
He makes a living from sharing his thoughts and has the freedom to choose not to.
This isn’t the first time Mzansi is disappointed with Trevor Noah.
A few weeks ago the comedian was slammed for excluding South Africa from his ‘Back To Abnormal’ world tour.
The comedian shared the news and his excitement about his first comedy tour since the COVID-19 pandemic on his Twitter account.
“I’m excited to announce my brand new Back To Abnormal World Tour with a special ticket presale going down tomorrow at 10 am. We are back, baby!”
I’m excited to announce my brand new “Back To Abnormal” World Tour with a special ticket presale going down tomorrow at 10am! Signup at https://t.co/L7bDKHUiXq and use the code “HereWeGo” to get tickets before anyone else! We’re coming back, baby! #BackToAbnormalTour pic.twitter.com/NVULguQ461
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) June 14, 2021
His Back To Abnormal world tour will take place between September and December, according to his website.
He will be touring the UK, Iceland, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, & Canada.
He also stated that he will be adding more countries to the world tour soon.