- Trevor Noah has spoken out against police brutality in the US
- The star, who is currently based in New York, supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement
- Trevor also believes the protesters are justified due to the systematic racism that's continuously plagued the country
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Trevor Noah is well-known for tackling controversial political and social issues head-on.
The star, who lives in New York, has added his voice to those against police brutality in the States.
Trevor is also a supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
The comedian spoke out against the gruesome death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
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He said, “How many George Floyds are there who don’t die? How many men are having knees put on their necks? How many Sandra Blands are out there being tossed around? It doesn’t make the news because it’s not grim enough. It doesn’t even get us anymore. It’s only the deaths, the gruesome deaths, that stick out."
Trevor said he understood why the riots had to happen and said the deaths that have happened in a short space of time combined with the systematic racism that has doomed black people to poverty was always a time bomb waiting to explode.
He added, “Try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Because that’s fundamentally what’s happening in America. Police in America are looting black bodies. I know someone might think that’s an extreme phrase, but it’s not."
Briefly.co.za reported that a number of celebrities had spoken out after a white police officer cut off George's oxygen supply for almost nine minutes, causing his death.
Singer Zonke, who's currently in Los Angeles, also joined the chorus of voices against police brutality and racism.
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