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


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  • Madina Vincent
    Madina Vincent  8 hours 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  10 hours back

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

      • AZ Ackmatoff
        AZ Ackmatoff  13 hours back

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

        • Raphael Mbarga
          Raphael Mbarga  16 hours 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  16 hours back

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

          • Incal Noire
            Incal Noire  1 days back


            • marvihemmer
              marvihemmer  2 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  10 hours 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  2 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  2 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  10 hours back

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

              • Dino Alibegovic
                Dino Alibegovic  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 days back

                                Don’t come to france ,

                                • Andreas Daimer
                                  Andreas Daimer  3 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  3 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  3 days back

                                        Fuck you travor

                                        • lendial
                                          lendial  3 days back

                                          This was really heated

                                          • Think Man
                                            Think Man  3 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  3 days back

                                              Uyibhoza bafo🙏🏼

                                              • Rhonda Paul
                                                Rhonda Paul  4 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  4 days back

                                                  I love that he read the letter with a French accent

                                                  • Aisulu Akhmetzhan
                                                    Aisulu Akhmetzhan  4 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  4 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  4 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  5 days back

                                                            #African French

                                                            • Colin Skelding
                                                              Colin Skelding  5 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  5 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  5 days back

                                                                  He went deep on this. I love this man.

                                                                  • Ken
                                                                    Ken  5 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  5 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  6 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  6 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.

                                                                          • Bernardo de Tomas
                                                                            Bernardo de Tomas  6 days back

                                                                            I disagree. Why distinguish between black and white. All are human beings, all equal. I think that is a problem in both sides of the argument.

                                                                            • xXTheBl4ckC4tXx
                                                                              xXTheBl4ckC4tXx  6 days back

                                                                              "France´s colonialism" ... you can never make it right, if you don´t have diversity it is racism, if you do have diversity it is colonialism.
                                                                              This is why many don´t care one bit for all the diversity wishes we hear from a specific group every time.

                                                                              • Fitzroy Williams
                                                                                Fitzroy Williams  6 days back

                                                                                Being pro black doesn’t make you anti white
                                                                                Black is not less or greater than white
                                                                                Black is not a colour it is mindset
                                                                                Do not confuse Black with darkness

                                                                                • P Carvajal
                                                                                  P Carvajal  6 days back

                                                                                  With all this trumptness going on, France hasn't had the chance to be lippy to the US. About time.
                                                                                  Also, we stan an African-French king, yas hunty.

                                                                                  • ivorysteele
                                                                                    ivorysteele  6 days back

                                                                                    He is an idiot. He is confused and struggling to make his point. I am black but he is a moron. Those players are African but they play in France and being trained by French resources. The stadium the equipment the coaching the French fans all play a role in making progba and the other stars become stars you idiot

                                                                                    • Michele Charlton
                                                                                      Michele Charlton  6 days back

                                                                                      Trevor Noah is a smart, articulate man. Every word he said in the clip was actual fact. You really can’t dispute the truth

                                                                                      • Murshid Alam
                                                                                        Murshid Alam  7 days back

                                                                                        Say no to racism ! France grow up 😃

                                                                                        • Faith McCann
                                                                                          Faith McCann  7 days back

                                                                                          Trevor Noah Simply AWESOME!!

                                                                                          • Anggie Sastodiyoriya
                                                                                            Anggie Sastodiyoriya  7 days back

                                                                                            “I am a Germany when we win, I am an immigrant when we lose”

                                                                                            - Mesut Özil