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Trevor Noah: I didn’t say the complete UK was racist about Rishi Sunak


revor Noah says he didn’t declare “the complete UK is racist,” as he sought to make clear remarks he made on The Day by day Present following the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister.

In a video posted on Twitter from his US satirical information programme, the South African comic alleged there have been folks saying “now the Indians are going to take over Nice Britain”.

His feedback acquired a backlash on-line from many UK politicians together with former Cupboard minister Sajid Javid, who stated they have been “merely unsuitable”.

Discuss TV host Piers Morgan additionally criticised The Day by day Present and different US media shops for “falsely portraying Britain as a racist nation”.

Responding to Morgan on Twitter, Noah stated: “C’mon Piers you’re smarter than that.

“I wasn’t saying ‘Your entire UK is racist’, I used to be responding to the racists who don’t need Rishi as PM due to his race.

“That’s why I stated. ‘Some folks’.”

In his monologue, titled “Unpacking the backlash in opposition to new UK PM Rishi Sunak”, he described seeing a “backlash” following Mr Sunak’s appointment.

“What I imply by that’s this, you hear a whole lot of the folks saying ‘Oh, they’re taking up, now the Indians are going to take over Nice Britain and what’s subsequent?’

“And I at all times discover myself going ‘So what? What are you afraid of?’”

He added: “I feel it’s as a result of the quiet half lots of people don’t realise they’re saying is ‘We don’t need these individuals who have been beforehand oppressed to get into energy as a result of then they could do to us what we did to them.’”

Beneath the video, which has greater than 850,000 views, social media customers additionally questioned Noah’s feedback with some accusing him of “projecting” American views on race on to Britain.

Former chancellor and well being secretary Mr Javid shared the clip and wrote: “Merely unsuitable. A story catered to his viewers, at a value of being fully indifferent from actuality.

“Britain is essentially the most profitable multiracial democracy on earth and pleased with this historic achievement.”

Requested whether or not Mr Sunak believes Britain is a racist nation, a Downing Road spokeswoman stated: “No he doesn’t.”

Mr Sunak was born in Hampshire, south-east England, to Indian migrant dad and mom – a pharmacist mom and a GP father – and is married to Akshata Murty, the daughter of billionaire Indian IT big Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, with whom he has two younger daughters Krishna and Anoushka.

When he was appointed as Prime Minister on Tuesday, the 42-year-old grew to become the UK’s first Hindu PM, the primary of Asian heritage and the youngest for greater than 200 years.

Final month, South African TV presenter Noah introduced he will likely be stepping down as host of The Day by day Present after seven years on the helm.

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