Like we say here pretty often, in just about any case we’d rather have more speech than less — let Louis Farrakhan keep his Twitter account, for example, so we can all hear his anti-Semitism loud and clear. And we also get that comedians sometimes push things a little too far; it’s easy to forgive if they’re, you know, funny.

So while “Simpsons” voice actor Hank Azaria was being contrite and offering to step away from a role he’d been playing since 1989 because suddenly Apu wasn’t politically correct, Trevor Noah seems to have (almost) gotten away with his attempt at an Indian accent. His comic timing wasn’t the best, though.

Noah seems to have a very overinflated idea of just how much of a ripple his joke had, or how people can be pretty on edge when two nuclear powers exchange gunfire.


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