Trevor Noah38, made it clear to viewers that he does not tolerate it Kanye West‘s anti-Semitic social media posts during the October 11 episode of The Daily Show. “I don’t even know where to start with this sh**, I mean promoting antisemitism to your 50 million followers?”, the TV host said. “I’m not even joking about it and threatening to go ‘death con 3’ on Jewish people?”, Trevor said before correcting Ye’s spelling of the term. “I know that’s not the point, but that’s not how you say it. I know this is not the main issue. I know that. But this is DEF CON 3. Okay, not death con 3.”
The 38-year-old, who will leave the show in December, made sure to further address the 45-year-old rapper’s most recent tweets. Trevor noted how Ye began the tweet by mentioning that he was “sleepy” and said: “What is this? Does antisemitism make you tired? Is that why MAGA people like the MyPillow guy?” More than that, the comedian shared his sympathy for conservatives. “But I will say, man, I feel bad for the American right because they’re getting Kanye now,” he said.
Trevor spoke about conservatives missing out on the Grammy winner’s hit albums. “They missed College Dropout, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Graduation – they missed all that… they get this Kanye,” the TV personality continued. “It’s like dating the high school prom king, but decades after high school.”
The main tweet that Trevor was referring to throughout the bit was the post from October 9th Kanye wrote“I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE [sic] The funny thing is that I actually can’t be Anti-Semitic [sic] because black people are actually Jewish too [sic] You played with me and tried to blackball anyone who opposed your agenda.” Since then the father of Kim KardashianHer four children have since been suspended from both Twitter and Instagram.
Trevor himself even faced attacks from Ye himself in March this year. After hearing Ye’s remarks Pete Davidson, 28, who is dating Kanye’s ex, the Yeezy designer took to Instagram to use a racial slur against Trevor. As a result, the “Bound 2” singer was suspended from Instagram.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Trevor expressed his condolences to Kanye at the time. “There are few artists who have had more of an impact on me than you Ye. You took samples and turned them into symphonies. You took your pain and through the wire turned it into performance perfection,” he wrote. “I thought differently about how I spent my money because of you, I learned to protect my childish creativity from grown-up thoughts because of you, s–t I still smile every time I put on a seat belt because of you of you.” He ended his message by calling the musician “an incredible part of my life” and explained that this is “why it breaks my heart to see you like this.”