Afrikaans singer, Jay du Plessis, was not happy with a joke that Trevor Noah made at the Oscars. Trevor's joke in Xhosa has now led to the pop singer calling him a racist and someone leaning towards discrimination.
Trevor Noah is known for his jokes, it's what he does for a living. So when people get upset over his jokes, it's often because of the sensitive issue of race or colour.
That was the case when Afrikaans pop singer Jay du Plessis got upset at a joke that Trevor made at the 2019 Oscars.
According to Jay, Trevor is a race hater that is leaning towards discrimination towards the minority in South African.
Trevor spoke about 'growing up in Wakanda' and the Xhosa saying he remembered: "abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka".
The comedian explained that it means "In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart,".
But it doesn't, and that's where the joke comes in. It actually means "White people don't know I'm lying,".
While many people thought the little inside joke was hilarious, not everyone shared that sentiment.
TimesLIVE reported that the tweet in which Jay made this accusation has since been deleted.
It was on Wednesday, 27 February that Jay took to social media to complain about the joke.
Trevor Noah is a race hater who promotes the anti-white feeling in the US. Talented and deservedly rich, but just a hater and racist.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the singer stands by what he said.
To be clear. I am very proud as a South African that one of ours has reached such incredible heights. Like I said in my tweet, 'talented and deservedly rich' and I used to be a big fan.
But it's my personal opinion that Trevor has started to lean towards discriminating against the minority in SA.
I deleted the post as, in retrospect, it seemed like it offended some people and that was never my intent.
Here's the joke, for anyone who missed it:
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