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Trevor Noah gets flack for Pistorius joke

By Gabi Mbele, The Times | Feb 15, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 101 ]

Trevor Noah fans are not happy with his jokes this time round, as he comments about the Pistorius saga.

Gabi Mbele from The Times, picked up his tweet, and the flack that followed it:

Noah tweeted: “And the Oscar goes to – Jail”, is said to be “insensitive” and “seeking attention” by his fans.

Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe responded to Noah saying,”Sorry but that is so inappropriate right now. Yes it's your job to be funny but did you have to?”.

Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren said “@Trevornoah c'mon you are more than talented and have enough followers, you don't need to seek attention like this!"

Last week Friday Noah made headlines for debuting his comic talent on international news channel CNN, but it seems today he is not a favourite to many.

One Ayesha Sindhi ‏wrote: “Lost all respect for @Trevornoah! How can one be so insensitive? I agree with @Janez_Vermeiren. Have a heart man.”

Another S'thembiso wrote: “Wow this #OscarPistorious things has South Africans debating then you have that closet queen @Trevornoah making fun ugh! Don't know anymore”.

COMMENTS [ 101 ]

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Nothing wrong with Noah's comment...the media is running the show mos, it's not like he was making fun about it, just stating the obvious.

Feb 15, 2013 12:33 | 0 replies

I still maintain that Mockery is evil and inappropriate, finish and klaar.

A murder is a murderer, finish and klaar

BlackSeed will never worship mankind, never.

Racial fights will never stop because society and politicians encourages it
Truth is, whether Oscar is guilty or not, SAcan public will continue to be false judges; media will continue to fuel conflicts, politicians and its allies will continue to be opportunists e.g. NPA in this instance.

Guns will continue to kill the innocent whilst its owners are either free or convicted
That’s the Life we create so we live it

Love is the only thing that will make One to jump and rejoice

Oscar, cleanse your heart mfanakithi

Feb 15, 2013 1:22 | 0 replies

Don't see anything wrong, you guys are just being knaive. Anyway if he is guilty then he must go to jail.

Feb 15, 2013 1:24 | 0 replies

If it was some guy from the ANC who has done exactly the same thing that Oscar did, he would not be receiving sympathy from the same guys feeling sorry for Pistorious.

So guys please, leave Trevor alone.

If Yalo has the rite to make fun out of people's pain, then even me and you, including Trevor are allowed to practice that right. Nxaaaaa.

Feb 15, 2013 1:28 | 0 replies

He was right. Leave Trevor alone

Feb 15, 2013 1:31 | 0 replies

Sant-Click...."grabbed my piston"....what a tappet you are.

Serious guys, but Trevor is not being insensitive to the Steenkamp family. I think it is funny.

Feb 15, 2013 1:32 | 0 replies

oldlady, exactly.

Feb 15, 2013 1:34 | 0 replies

Eeee, Trevor makes jokes about everthing, this celebrities must go jump...his right... "by the way i find that funny" kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Feb 15, 2013 1:40 | 0 replies

Serious guys, but Trevor is not being insensitive to the Steenkamp family. I think it is funny.


Feb 15, 2013 1:41 | 0 replies

Its like when his mother got shot, he never made joked then?
Funny man there is a time and place for everything.
We need to do to others as what we want them to do to us.

Feb 15, 2013 1:47 | 0 replies


I take a bow-
Goodman- well said

Feb 15, 2013 1:50 | 0 replies