Twitter drags SA comedian Trevor Noah for joke about Marikana

Twitter drags SA comedian Trevor Noah for joke about Marikana

Another past joke South African comedian Trevor Noah made has come back to haunt him.

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This time he received backlash over a skit he did during one of his stand up performances about the Marikana Massacre.

As South Africans remember the fallen miners, who were killed in the Marikana Massacres on 16 August 2012, Twitter dug up a joke Trevor Noah made about the incident.

Tweeps accused Noah of trying to "defend the biggest act of state terrorism to occur in South Africa since 1960."

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Social media user @LuthoZA wrote, "I was not surprised to see Trevor Noah making jokes about Marikana massacre in front of his crowd. In South Africa turning against your own Black people carries a huge reward within the globally White Monopoly ladder hence Blacks like Trevor do anything to be accepted by Whites."
Another tweep, @LNyati, added: "I thought the Aussies we being pedantic; I've just watched @Trevornoah 2012 show. Apparently strikes are dancing shows were protesters "dare" authorities to "bring it!". Oh and the Marikana miners deserved all that came to them for striking that long."

Take a look at the video of his joke below:

It is not the first time a past joke landed Noah in hot water. As Briefly.co.za reported previously, tweeps called for a boycott of The Daily Show host's tour to Australia after he called all aboriginal women ugly in a joke.

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