Trevor Responds to Criticism from the French Ambassador - Between The Scenes | The Daily Show


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  • The Stammering Dunce
    The Stammering Dunce  6 hours back

    Whether you agree with Trevor or not, you should admit that the French ambassador was being defensive. I mean, he actually spent his time writing a letter just to chastise Trevor over a joke that is not even risque or crude.

    • Sano Ray
      Sano Ray  7 hours back

      Smash on the nail's head! So insightful and great wisdom! Great stuff,​ Trevor!

      • anaci paulina
        anaci paulina  9 hours back

        Next letter coming up soon after 2022 world cup..
        Next topic Trevor🤗🤗🤗🤗

        • Ichrak Bechami
          Ichrak Bechami  12 hours back

          Good one Trevor because when zidan won them a world cup he was French but when he lost he became Algerian ,the same thing happened with benzima ,so they only think you're French if u provide them with a win

          • SLEEP HEAVEN
            SLEEP HEAVEN  16 hours back


            • Best for Young
              Best for Young  17 hours back

              yeah, we are looser let them treat us the way they wish; i blame Africans not them

              • timtaoucine abdou
                timtaoucine abdou  21 hours back

                you're right man , the high avearage of racisme = france

                • R-soft
                  R-soft  1 days back

                  I guess that if a white american team win a prize or a cup i can be proud as an european

                  • thought decode
                    thought decode  1 days back

                    French is like classical mechanics, whether you can be particle or wave not both and USA is like quantum mechanics where you can be particle and wave at the same time... only physics lover will get it..

                    • Madina Vincent
                      Madina Vincent  2 days back

                      Oh my god so accurate! I am half and half and this is exactly what happens in France. In France, immigrants are immigrants and they are seen as something disruptive and shameful to France. However, if they do something good that will benefit them, they are all of sudden proud of immigrants and identify them as French. France always has this awkward attitude towards other ethnicities. They are ignorant and struggle to handle people differences. They rather celebrate similarities.

                      • AJAY_123
                        AJAY_123  2 days back

                        Here we go again. Boring comedian Trevor Noah lecturing to us all. 💤💤💤💤

                        • AZ Ackmatoff
                          AZ Ackmatoff  2 days back

                          You can't f with Trevor, he's too smart

                          • Raphael Mbarga
                            Raphael Mbarga  2 days back

                            I wonder what else might be the ambassador reply other than Trevor I'm deeply sorry for getting you wrong !!

                            • Jauntea Maxey
                              Jauntea Maxey  2 days back

                              "Why can't they be both?" Because white superiority

                            • Incal Noire
                              Incal Noire  3 days back


                              • marvihemmer
                                marvihemmer  3 days back

                                I as french think the ambassador meant that, beeing french doesn't mean beeing white. Everybody can be french.
                                Saying oh the African team won is for us frenchs more like a. Ah the frenchs can't play football so we need the Africans for that. And that's not True

                                • Jean Claude Derepiere
                                  Jean Claude Derepiere  2 days back

                                  stop with your bullshit: our players are French only when they win and for not long, but when they lose, they become Franco-something again.

                              • Astrid0705
                                Astrid0705  3 days back

                                😂 you're complete right. Africans won the world cup as everybody know the french are indeed not black skinned. 😜
                                Btw this fits for many soccer clubs in Europe.( most not even talk the language of the country they are playing for. So congratulations to Africa 👏🏽
                                PS all these "french" loose being french as soon as they demonstrate . France is hypocrit

                                • SELLIN Rémy
                                  SELLIN Rémy  3 days back

                                  Trevor, on this you're stupid. African is not a citizenship. French is. With principles attached to it. And that explains why the ambassador wrote you. Same for every nation, country located on the Africa continent. Their citizenship is coming with principles attached to it. So you comparing African and French is pointless, thus stupid. Your country USA, which is not a nation but a federation, is sick of racialism for centuries. We, in France, don't give a shit about the skin color of people. And yes we have a nation. Made of different people, none of them being perfect, me included.
                                  So yeah, contrary to your conclusion, you've got a problem. And it has nothing to do with you assuming your "african-ness". That your privacy. It has to do with you using words without knowing their proper meaning and making a mixture of them in front of a large audience, and thus perpetuating the racialism your country is sick of. We love you Trevor, but on this point you should have thought twice before talking.

                                  • Jean Claude Derepiere
                                    Jean Claude Derepiere  2 days back

                                    in this case, you also answer his bullshit with untruths. By blind chauvinism I presume.

                                • Dino Alibegovic
                                  Dino Alibegovic  3 days back

                                  Same thing happened in Germany and Özil then he now the the world cup with them he was a German hero. he takes one picture with President of Turkey for his parents/culture now he is a imegrandt again

                                  • ElvenSithLord
                                    ElvenSithLord  3 days back

                                    If I remember correctly, Einstein said something similar. "If my theory is correct, Germany will call me a German and France will call me a citizen of the world. If my theory is wrong, Germany will call me a Jew and France will call me a German."

                                    • Anusha Bogati
                                      Anusha Bogati  3 days back

                                      That's exactly what india is doing to nepal. Tries to take away what makes nepal, nepal. Gave citizenship to talented people of nepal, and tries to influence nepal through entertainment industry, there are Indian channels people dont even watch than nepali news channels. Moves borders and what not

                                      • Ross Mortimer
                                        Ross Mortimer  3 days back

                                        It is so true and it's a 2 way street, And happens here in Africa too. I'm Caucasian Born, bred and lived in Africa my whole life. But often get told I'm not African and classed as a European. We also get told we do not belong here and we must go back.

                                        • Sophia Jordan
                                          Sophia Jordan  3 days back

                                          you did not say they are both Trevor you said Africa won which was wrong....ignorance is bliss ..stop lying

                                          • Pierre Burgaud
                                            Pierre Burgaud  4 days back

                                            well he has a point about french black which are french when they win and foreigners when they loose/but also lot of them are born in france and raised there4 and little of africa might be left, be it of their own choice or a african american can feel awkward in africa it is for black or arabian or asian european,color doesn t mean culture and genetic doen t say where you belong. which i think is the generous interpetation for this letter.the french point of view on race is different as the american or south african.not always good but you Trevor for asking the Questions...

                                            • Indrajeet Singhmandloi

                                              Bruh you nailed it.

                                              • 007 007
                                                007 007  4 days back

                                                Hi. I am French. Usa France. Different way of speaking. Nuance..... France is one country. Usa is a lot of different country to do one nation. In France , we have « laïcité «  to separate government and religious. To goal : to make French people all the same. Together. The same. In America , you don’t live like that. White here . Black there . Muslim here . Jews there . I don’t say this is bad. This is your way of life. But in France , tho goal is , in public , street , work.... the goal is to be the same. Not separated by skin or religion. To live together in peace. In America , I see on tv , you easily « show » someone by the skin. This white woman. This black man.... for american, this is normal. Not in France. In France , show someone and say you are black. You are white. For us , in France , this is racist. We don’t talk like this. That’s why your words/joke about football hurt us. You are French before to be black or white. One nation. United. And the most strange thing you say is : about football player : they are African. No. Just because someone is black he is African? Just because black skin? Sorry. No. Black guy born in France is French. Black guy born in USA is American. In France , we want to be together. We don’t want to separate people. My friend are white black Asian. French. Born in France. This absolutely impossible for me to say to my black French friend Stéphane : you are African. Just to write this I can cry. No. He is not African . Je is like me. He is French. Of course , humanity come from Africa. Human, all around the world come from Africa. But for me , you « are » where you are born. The American actress , Charlize Theron, is born in Africa. When I see this blond white girl,me , I see African woman. Not American. It’s complicated to say what I want to say in English... the guy who save a child. What you say about him is horrible. The guy is on the the floor the guy is African. The guy save the baby the guy is French. When you say this it’s like is you say : French are racist. No no no. You can’t say something like and make a joke. This was in France. Ha start the process « paper » to become French. But with this act , saving a child, the president accelerate the process .thats all. With or without the president , this guy will be French. That’s why your words are choking for French. You make bad conclusion and say French are racist. Usa is a very big country. France is a small county. 67 millions people. 10 millions unemployed. Yes,African migrants everywhere. In America you need a green card to come. And if you don’t work you have to leave usa. For me this is normal. But in France , it’s not like that. Anybody can come. And even if you are not accepted and if you don’t become French, you can stay. And people who come know the system. They abuse. In France we give you free money to live. We give you money to pay your apartment . When you are not French but living in France, all your health care are free. Big scandal in France this days , because migrant ( in France , migrant is not only black people. White people for est Europe come too. Arabe people comment too. Migrants is not only Africa...) women migrants women come to do breast esthetic surgery for FREE ) we try to do the best. All the free money we give come from the people who work. Money is directly taking on « pay check ». We try to do the best to live together . France is not racist. But your words, many because the different ways of speaking USA/France , your words sounds racist. Usa is a strong country. You don’t work you die. No money , sick , you did. Gang kill gang with guns. People live separate. Black with black. White with white. Jews with Jews. No. In France we can’t. Small country. We have to be together. When you walk in the street ,in France , and you meet someone black , you meet someone French . Before to meet someone black. finish . Black does not mean : African. You can be American black. Italian black. African black. You canot say to a black man born in America, who live in America , who never go outside America : you are African. No. Country nation culture . You are where you are born. The culture you learn. Yes some people have both. But you don’t know. You cannot know the life of someone just by skin color. Usa and France are so different sometime :)

                                                • Tony Parker
                                                  Tony Parker  4 days back

                                                  Don’t come to france ,

                                                  • Andreas Daimer
                                                    Andreas Daimer  4 days back

                                                    This reminds me of some remarks of the german party AfD (the far right party) about german football players of african or turkish roots. "They can play in the german team, but we don't want them to be our neighbours" (something like this)

                                                    • Lapine Rigolote
                                                      Lapine Rigolote  4 days back

                                                      why a black Frenchman even if he was born in France must be "French and African" so that people do not come to the idea that a black reacts differently than in his "natural environment" as an animal what...

                                                      • The Hindu editorial analysis upsc

                                                        Best of Trevor

                                                        • Meanwhile In Science
                                                          Meanwhile In Science  4 days back

                                                          Fuck you travor

                                                          • lendial
                                                            lendial  4 days back

                                                            This was really heated

                                                            • Think Man
                                                              Think Man  4 days back

                                                              This happened to a German footballer!!!! Mesut Ozil was one of the MAIN players of the German World Cup winning team, they have always referred to him as a German player too. But as soon as he took a PICTURE with a political figure or a public figure from turkey (He has Turkish roots too), EVERY GERMAN started to call him nasty names like "Goat f*cker" and he was then known as "The Turkish man" to germans who discriminated against him. As a result, Ozil ended up QUITTING the SAME national team he won the MOST important title for!

                                                              • Ntuthuko Sphelele
                                                                Ntuthuko Sphelele  5 days back

                                                                Uyibhoza bafo🙏🏼

                                                                • Rhonda Paul
                                                                  Rhonda Paul  5 days back

                                                                  Trevor is so intelligent in the way he breaks things down and explains them! I could listen to him all day!

                                                                  • Teniesha Parker
                                                                    Teniesha Parker  5 days back

                                                                    I love that he read the letter with a French accent

                                                                    • Aisulu Akhmetzhan
                                                                      Aisulu Akhmetzhan  5 days back

                                                                      Love it!❤ Love it!❤ Love it!❤

                                                                      • if there is a chogiwill there is a chogiway

                                                                        Bein c'est vrai 😅

                                                                        • Fabien-Pierre NICOLAS
                                                                          Fabien-Pierre NICOLAS  5 days back

                                                                          Why can't Trevor Noah ask the actual players how they identify instead? If you are born in a country, you can pick if you celebrate your identity as a citizen of a country, just your origins or both. Only thinking you should do both or celebrate your origins is not ujderstanding another perspective.

                                                                          • Vasco Apolonio
                                                                            Vasco Apolonio  5 days back

                                                                            Two years before, Africans lose the Euro 'Cup to a mix of Portuguese/African National. A broader one on mixing... Portugal won that Cup with a lot of Portuguese, African and one Brasilian guy, Team. And i look up at them. They made me very happy men. France 0 - Portugal 1, and the scorer was an African/Portuguese player: Éder its the name of the hero

                                                                            • bakugou lover
                                                                              bakugou lover  6 days back

                                                                              #African French

                                                                              • Colin Skelding
                                                                                Colin Skelding  6 days back

                                                                                The French look around to find someone or something to be angry at. Don't feel special Trevor. Lol. You're just one amongst many.

                                                                                • ns global
                                                                                  ns global  6 days back

                                                                                  When he was on the ground, he was an African. When he climb up and saved the baby, he is French!! If he drop the child, an African dropped the child!! Very unique way of observation.

                                                                                  • IronFlowerZ
                                                                                    IronFlowerZ  7 days back

                                                                                    He went deep on this. I love this man.

                                                                                    • Ken
                                                                                      Ken  7 days back

                                                                                      I like how he doesn't bring up that he's only half black. My ancestors are from africa too. You know why? Fucking evolution nigga. Stop trying to excuse your racism. Someone does blackface, they're racist. You mock their accent, and you're like fuck them, who cares, I'm black (even though I only look black) and will do whatever I want.
                                                                                      You should go around Asian people and pull your eyes back so they're all squinty and say "ching change chong". Or would that somehow be racist? Betty White.

                                                                                      Fuck black people making excuses for why they are always racist. I have friends with people named Trevor Noah, but fuck this bullshit, "I do whatever I want cuz I'm black, but it's different for you." A racist is a racist. You don't get a free pass.

                                                                                      • Ex Saffa
                                                                                        Ex Saffa  7 days back

                                                                                        You going to France anytime soon, Calais is nice at the moment. The duality issue is tricky, if you are South African, irrespective of race, colour or creed, your passport states South African, not white, coloured, black South African.

                                                                                        • O'Brien the Butcher
                                                                                          O'Brien the Butcher  7 days back

                                                                                          I have saved this video and every once in a while I watch. Not only for encouragement and support, also because it is to remind my self of how mainly the white race (what I personally have come across more often than not) have had seen an issue with mixing with other races, mixed races, people of other races, want to profess an ethnic cleansing by showing an aggression in body language, speech, intentions, demeanor, or go a step further and legalize ones(meaning their own toward others) behavior using Jim Crow Laws, or New York’s version Stop and Frisk (only used manly on minorities not whites), or stopping anyone walking or driving that look Latino(places like where Alabama and Mississippi type of folk would be found) in these predominantly known States they would have used Jim Crow Laws in the past, just to ask for a birth certificate, social security card, and identification card. Now you tell me who the hell walks around with their birth certificate? Well guess what, if you don’t have it they treat you like a criminal that crossed the border illegally and arrest you on the spot, now why don’t they ask white people for their papers and if they don’t have them deport them treat them the same, why not anyone else? Because they wrote it into law to make their hate legal and just as Trevor Noah said they choose to tell you when you can be an American hero with no hyphen or if you are American hyphenated which is a little less but acknowledges your culture, or straight just black, or Latino, or Indian -feather not dot (not even the nerve to call you Native) ....Trust and believe hate runs deep and has no home (race wise), if we honestly are trying to dictate whether it’s justified to blame only white people; however, let’s take a step back for a second, since the beginning of recorded history we’ve only had Alexander their great and his empire, then the Roman’s, then Europeans and their colonialism, then came collecting people based on religion, then divid and conquer anything left in the know world so that it does not gain the strength to attack back the pope did that (we still see the fall out of that today with the countries in Africa where tribes don’t agree with government put in place by the UN, and the same to be said in the Middle East and South East Asia near Tebet and India). It has become comical that for anything to be approved on a global stage it has to first be acknowledged by a select group of old white men in Europe. Most of the world has been changed and resources have been depleted by the same race, but if you look at the other races, their intentions on the planet.. no other group has ever been as egregious that the human race as a whole would be able to agree on a daily bases and show new proof daily of how ugly and hateful one race is over another. It speaks volumes when the planet agrees.

                                                                                          • Freddy
                                                                                            Freddy  7 days back

                                                                                            Speaks a lot of sense Trevor and he has great comic timing. I am English but it is clear we are all equal. Africans are very giving.