Trevor Noah is a popular late night show host in the United States.
He hosts the Daily Show which is basically both a talk show and a news satire program. The show, like many others, is known to be very critical of Donald Trump and his policies.
And in a recent episode, Trevor decided to compare Trump with other politicians around the world. And in particular, he compared Trump to Imran Khan, the Prime Minister-elect of Pakistan.
And the comparison was very…interesting.
Trevor talked about how both Imran Khan and Donald Trump have similar pasts; both were from privileged families, went to the best universities and had ‘playboy’ pasts because of their ‘heartthrob’ status.
Other than that, he tried to peddle Imran Khan as a more tan version of Donald Trump. Comparing their political struggle. Trump who dabbled in politics for the first time and Imran Khan who has been at it for more than two decades and actually won and ran a government in an entire province for the last five years.
People were very upset at this comparison because it was not well researched and completely out of context.
Please dislike this video and report this video this man don't know iota about imran khan and he is comparing ik with trump so rediculous wtfhttps://t.co/ewiY9gu5oC
— Sheeraz Siraj (@sheeraz_siraj1) August 15, 2018
Trevor Noah is cancelled cancelled cancelled whisksmaiakajjwkqjhbzjk 🤬🤬🤬
— Haleema Khan (@haleemak_) August 15, 2018
I've lost all respect for Trevor Noah after watching him compare Imran Khan to Donald trump. It's so easy to make a Pakistani look bad when the only videos you've used to describe him in ur segment are American based. Fuck you @Trevornoah
— zahra (@ZahraImam) August 15, 2018
People were quick to notice all the information and clips of Imran Khan that were taken out of context.
Watch the Trevor Noah video. Gotta say either my humor standards have gone up or he was terrible with it. Only found the script matching and Islamabad joke funny. Since there's nothing much to say on humor, views on the content: almost all of it was taken quite out of context.
— Fahad Fareed (@FahadFareed07) August 16, 2018
And how this was unfair and only peddled a further negative image of the country to Americans who already have a warped image of Pakistan.
Trevor Noah's Imran Khan segment is terrible and lowkey racist in places. Ask that audience to pick out 'Pakistan' from a map please and name something about it apart from nuclear power or terrorism.
— 🐥 (@srsmol95) August 15, 2018
Let’s just hope people do their own research before branding Imran Khan as another erratic world leader with the power of nuclear weapons under his thumb.
You can see the video for yourself and watch Trevor compare the two head of states yourself.
What do you think of their comparison? Let us know in the comments.
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