Trevor Noah's jokes often find themselves in a controversy. The host of The Daily Show often falls under a lot of scrutiny for its politically-inclined humor.
In his latest discovery, Trevor Noah has found a number of similarities between the recently elected and next designated Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
While Donald Trump is known for his very brash and problematic views, Noah breaks down point by point on how Imran Khan isn't drastically different.
Noah starts his segment by saying, "People are taking what Trump is doing in the US and rebooting it elsewhere - take Pakistan for example."
Noah shows clips of Imran Khan and then stops the video at his 'lair' which he calls, "The Pakistani Trump Tower."
He also states how, when you simply look at the news coverage of President Trump, it may just be "an even more tanned version of President Trump."
The ensuing montage shows that the news coverage for Khan is eerily similar to what the media had said about Trump before his election as president.
"Zero experience in government, but he promises a new Pakistan."
"He represents a strong, muscular nationalism."
"He's able to contradict himself in the same speech."
Noah continues the string of similarities --when Trump was doing Pizza Hut ads, Khan was doing Pepsi ads. "Trump had three marriages in the tabloids, so did Khan," he adds.
He also highlights something a lot darker - shortly before Khan was elected, he too was embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. "And just like Trump, he got through it," states Noah. The TV host then shows how people go crazy whenever both these leaders arrived in their private aircrafts, "as if it is the 1920s."
Trevor Noah ends it by saying, "I'm not calling Imran Khan the Brown Donald Trump...although, that would be funny."
He adds that he doesn't know what the future holds and if Khan will turn out exactly like Trump.
And while this is all in humor - Twitterati noticed, and realize that these similarities and realized that it could mean a lot more.
It’s hilariously true but also incredibly alarming @Trevornoah on Pakistan’s new Donald Trump https://t.co/rGqRDiHN3k missed out the scariest aspect of him defending terrorists & terrorism. #ImranKhan #Pakistan
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) August 15, 2018
America’s star comedian @Trevornoah declares Imran a brown Trump. He lists amazing similarities between two leaders.
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) August 15, 2018
However, not everyone agrees with this stance, and finds it a 'West-centric gaze.'
Fan of #TrevorNoah but his script writers let him down here - "self-aggrandizing displays of wealth" alone shows how little they know about #ImranKhan! He struggled for 22-years & is known as an honest politician with financial integrity. Unlike #Trump he was expected to win! https://t.co/BdCq9Tnc92
— Ziyad Khan (@ziyadbqkhan) August 15, 2018
I Could literally write an essay on why the comparison is outright lazy and wrong on so many levels.
I'm going to stop by saying that It's a marriage of convenience and cheap humour...
— Shariq (@Shariq1991) August 15, 2018
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) August 15, 2018
IK isn't a Brown Trump, but Trevor is probably influenced by Western coverage of the election, which has at points been reductive and one dimensional. I have many issues with IK, but dear God, he ain't Trump.
— Qasim Ahsan (@smqasimahsan) August 15, 2018
And while people may be divided, the number of similarities still remain the same - and even if they do have a darker connotation, for people who seem to believe differently, they should just accept it as satire.
Trevor Noah’s take on IK is purely satirical. It should be taken as satire. Watch it, laugh, move on.
— Zara (@FlushingThePill) August 15, 2018