Trevor Noah not too long ago introduced he was leaving “The Daily Show” after seven years of internet hosting. His departure for greener pastures coincides with Kanye West’s more and more troubling series of antisemitic remarks, nonetheless, which Noah addressed Friday.
The South Africa-born comic, who previously criticized West’s behavior toward ex-wife Kim Kardashian, was requested throughout a Q&A session why he was “beefing with Ye.” Noah said he’s “by no means beefed” with him — and has been “involved about Kanye West” all alongside.
“What I’ve beef with is us as a society not coming collectively across the particular person and going like, ‘Hey, possibly this isn’t the second to place a microphone in your face so that you simply simply go off saying every thing,’” Noah mentioned concerning West’s string of latest interviews.
“If any person says to me that they’ve a psychological well being situation, and so they say to everybody that once they don’t take their remedy they’re unable to regulate themselves, after which everybody ignores when that particular person is having an episode and…they platform the particular person…I typically assume it’s somewhat shitty,” mentioned Noah.
Noah mentioned in March that what Kardashian was going by was “terrifying,” and that it “shines a highlight” on what many ladies endure when selecting to depart a person. West known as him a “koon” in a since-deleted Instagram publish, spurring their alleged “beef.”
“I nonetheless love him regardless of the shit that he talks,” Noah mentioned Friday. “However I’ve promised myself I’ll by no means be the one who simply sits by and gleefully says issues about those who I care about after which additionally joins the group of mourners afterward and acts like I wasn’t a part of it.”
Noah added he “grew up loving this man” and that only a few have shifted the paradigm in music and vogue like West. He mentioned he nonetheless listens to “Faculty Dropout” and loves West’s humorousness, however despises the voyeurism of a society ogling at a troubled celeb.
“Too many individuals prefer to mourn you whenever you’re lifeless, and so they don’t say something to you whenever you’re alive,” mentioned Noah. “So I don’t know the place to finish. However that’s it.”