“Starving Africans & Oprah’s School” – Trevor Noah – (African American)


Everyone has these images of Africa and its not, its not your fault as
Americans you know I understand As Americans, Americans don’t
know much about South Africa I have realized in my time here you don’t know much about
Africa as a whole, which is… well you guys don’t know much
about anything, but that’s not… that’s not your fault, you guys are
so big and “Americasentric” you know? and you don’t get outside
images, you don’t see anything In fact in my time in America the
only thing I have seen of Africa is always those ads, have
you seen those commercials? those UNICEF ads and
those, have you seen those? they are asking you for the money I hate those ads, they don’t even warn
you that those things are coming on T.v I am just sitting there enjoying comedy shows and the next thing you know, you just see this horrible village its just dirty and this old rusting buildings and these sad black people and I am looking and I am like oh, where is that?
Cleveland? and then this thing
comes up, like Africa Really? Where? and then they show you thew starving
people, its always the same they always have the starving
look, they always do the pose. they always have that “why
haven’t you called” look one by one and they show you these people its a starving mother and a
starving child and it’s horrible and then there’s a celebrity, there’s always,
the most important thing is a celebrity who comes out and they speak for them what way we will understand and the one that I saw was Penelope Cruz she was the celebrity, she was beautiful she came out and the starving
mother and child where there and she where just next well she wasn’t next to them, it
was a blue screen, but she was… she wanted to be there. She walked out, she
pointed and she was like “This is Africa did you know that every year more
than 5 million children in Africa die of water borne illnesses and
diseases that could have been prevented you can make a difference in this child’s life I know you are sitting at home like me you are saying, but Penelope I am so far, what can I do to help? Well I am here to tell you
it is easier than you think and it’s a wonderful
message and she is beautiful and I am really,I am trying
to pay attention to this but for the life of me I can not concentrate because I am watching and out of the
corner of my eye there’s this fly that’s just buzzing around its buzzing and she’s just ignoring it (buzzing) and the fly is there on the eye how does a fly sit on your eye? You see with the thing (buzzing) in the mouth! I cant concentrate while how do they get the fly
there every single time? can someone tell me this?
In every ad in every single ad the fly is there, and it’s always
in exactly the same place for the entire ad,
for the entire ad I cant get a fly to sit still in my kitchen for 4 seconds and I sneak up really slowly but they can get the fly to sit
there every time they film? I was starting to think it’s like a
trick fly, its a Hollywood fly isn’t it? one of those trained creatures from Disney I know what those people are
capable of, I’ve seen Lassy it’s a trained fly, they probably
got the fly on lock-down they’re ready, they get
everybody together they got the starving
people and they are like “Okay we’re ready to
shoot, where’s the fly? Here Sir!
Here Sir! Come on boy, come on boy!
Get it! (Fly buzzing) Stay.
Action!” “Did you know every year more than
5 million children are starving (Fly buzzing) It’s horrible I hate those ads. I hate the people who
makes those ads I mean there’s people starving
everywhere in the world. but you know, you can give
them a bit of dignity. and I hate the people in those ads as well
because they make Africans look bad and I can say that, you go but
don’t hate them they are starving No, you know what, I don’t care. I don’t care, I really don’t care because
there are people starving everywhere and I grew up in a black family in Africa and no matter how poor
or hungry we where we could still do this (swatting a fly) they just make us look bad, flies. the gangster flies looks like they are
doing a shout-out, have you seen them? just having a good time in front of the camera (Fly buzzing and posing) that’s the worst thing in the world that’s all you see out
here, that’s all you see those images of Africa,
where as the world we see America you know we watch your T.v
we see your sitcoms and your news alike. We get everything from Idols all the way to Oprah we love Oprah you know.
Yeah of course, I mean especially in South Africa
we love Oprah, we love Oprah No because she gives us
a lot of money, so I mean We just love Oprah, she
came out to South Africa and she built a school there she built a school in South Africa called the Opera Winfrey Leadership Academy. Spent 50 million dollars
building the school, yeah the most expensive school ever built the most expensive
anything ever, you know and those children love her like, when
Oprah comes there they run out screaming Yeah, Oprah, Oprah, Oprah, Oprah, yeah! just love it you know, this
is a big place for her you know it’s a wonderful school,
state of the art technology brand new computer labs state of the art facilities and then she made the mistake
of hiring African teachers Um, which is which is not the worst
thing it’s just she’s had a few issues with
discipline at the school the way the teachers choose to administer the discipline, it’s very different to what Oprah and America
believes in, you know and I blame Oprah, she
interviewed them and she said “You guys arn’t gonna
spank them are you?” and they where like, “NO, no Oprah never no, we wont spank them she left and they where like, yes yes, we don’t spank. Here we beat! we beat! we don’t spank a child, you spank a monkey Here we beat! and that’s what they did,
they beat the children they just beat them which is horrible, I know I
smile, which is horrible its just I think in Oprah’s school because Oprah’s world is so different getting a beating in her school must
be something different, you know you see the teacher walking
into the classroom with a cane angry, just walking around “Cynthia, where you
talking at the back?” “No Miss” “You where talking, that means
you are going to get a beating! but because it’s Oprah’s school everybody’s getting one!” You’re getting a beating!
You’re getting a beating! You’re getting a beating! everyone’s getting a beating! look under your seat, it’s a beating!” “Agh!
Oprah, Oprah!”

100 thoughts on ““Starving Africans & Oprah’s School” – Trevor Noah – (African American)

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  2. Well, he actually grew up in the most developed and economically successful country in Africa. The majority of countries there are very much worse.

  3. .. I married into a wonderful Banyankole family with farms in Southwest Uganda .. the most beautiful caring people in the world
    .. yeah .. children still dying from malaria .. no clean water .. we at least have electricity .. nice homes .. educated family
    .. what is needed there is ground up private economic development .. not "charity" .. terribly corrupt government steals
    .. Uganda is the Garden of Eden to me .. really takes not much money .. in an American's terms to have a nice life there
    .. very vibrant and moral culture .. dynamic changes .. the cities are as interesting as any and the people friendlier than anywhere

  4. " Here we Beat 😂😂 " Sounds like my Mum answering a question whether she hits her children or not 😂😂

  5. Honestly, I never knew you were a comedian but I got hip to you on political views and making jokes here and there on "The Daily Show." THANK YOU for being another voice for us and standing your ground on what's right and what's wrong. BTW, your grandmother was right sometimes we have to laugh at our pain. It only makes US stronger.

  6. Tell them Trevor….Africa is not what they think…I love your sense of humour while saying reality😍

  7. I fell this way too. They portray the whole of Africa as a poor terrible place where poverty-stricken people can't afford to feed themselves. Like "Help them! They need your help!"

  8. Flies represent demonic activities and signs of mind, control and influenced of the people.Handlers of the people in the media or in other known area of..fill in the blank spaces. Flies flying around the heads of Presidents talking to the media/news, news casters. Demonic untruthful activities

  9. The US education system always paints countries like Africa, India, South America, etc. as these slums that are always poor and starving. People are starving everywhere. There are slums everywhere.

  10. @3:54 – that's odd – anyone else notice this? The audience isn't dark – normally when they want a reaction shot, one of many cameras catch a few people or do a pan shot. hmm
    What if some married gal is sitting with another guy? '0'

  11. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, omg I can not stop laughing 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  12. The picture of the starving kids with a fly on the nose…. 😏😏😏i hate how they think thats what Africa is made of.

  13. It’s shame most people will live their whole lives believing the lies until the die, Africa is beautiful, now I live in UK I feel grateful & proud that I was born & raised in Africa. I just don’t like how the Western countries lies about everything.

  14. Very true! I hate the way they show those adverts of starving kids/mothers. I have been in so many parts of Africa & l have never seen such! They just want to make money in the name of helping Africa.Poverty is everywhere even in Western countries but they don't show such on TV
    It's a shame. Weldone Trevor. Tell them man !

  15. Thank you for acknowledging the fact that in fact, Americans don’t know anything about the world. Like Donald trump says, sad.

  16. It annoys me to no end to see the way Africa (a vast continent consisting of a lot of very different countries, mind you! "Africa" is NOT a country!!! ) is portrayed in European and American media: without taking geographical or other particularities into account, it is either (1) lions, zebras, elephants, snakes, and giraffes, (2) civil war and child soldiers, or (3) starving mothers and babies in the desert! I've been to West Africa (Ghana – 2 two times – and Togo) to visit my husband's family, and even though life there is different from where I live (Germany), it did not come as a surprise, because Portugal and Romania are also different from Germany, duh! Everywhere else is most likely different from home!! I fully agree, that colonialism has left a terrible mark and caused an incredible amount of pain and suffering all over the continent, but, sadly, tribalism, greed, ongoing mismanagement, and corruption are the present day challenges most African countries are faced with – and these challenges are not European-made …

  17. They always make it seem like Africans are poor. Places like Nigeria, Zimbabwe or South African are rich money making countries. Ok we are not poor🤣🤣

  18. When ever I go to colleges or public areas and I see pictures of African kids malnourished, dirty and poor posted on the walls For some reason it pisses me off. That's all they think Africa is.

  19. Thank you Noah. Real issues wrapped in comedy. Fun and educational. I hate flies. A Cameroonian all the way from Spain. Penélope is just another mainstream figure doing the same thing.

  20. Tell Them!!! Seriously! It's annoying UNISEF and their lies 🤥 🤥🤥🤥 poor motherland! 🤒 Most countries in Europe are not even as developed and beautiful as many Countries in Africa! But oh no, they paint motherland as poor if they only knew! #Ignorant !

  21. “….but because it’s Oprah’s school, everybody’s getting one!!!!!!!!!!! YOU’RE GETTING A BEATING, YOU’RE GETTING A BEATING….” LMAO😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣💀💀💀💀💀💀

  22. Truth is we have more food to eat in Africa than possibly anywhere in the world. The exception is only for areas which have been affected by natural disaster's otherwise we are good. And people in Europe and America spend a lot of money on food that's not even fresh at times, so as far as that is concerned we are way better….# VISIT AND INVEST IN UGANDA… THE PEARL OF AFRICA

  23. Africa is the land of opportunity and Uganda is the Pearl of Africa, with investment of as low as $20,000 , $50,000; someone can run there own business and prosper very well in my country Uganda. We truly the cream of the world. Mama Africa

  24. I freaking love this man. every time I tell people I’m from Africa they’re ‘oh’ like they feel pity or something then everyone (in India now) including the geography teacher thinks it’s really hot in Africa that’s why everyone is black like it irks me soooooo much like all of the stereotypes then they’re like “I’m sure you don’t get to see bmws and Mercedes much bc your from Africa” and I’m like where do you think I’m from a fucking trash can? People need to understand that just because I’m from Africa I’m not sad and hungry and poor then there are this ads that show how poor sick and dirty African people are like wtf not everyone in Africa is like that. have you ever seen cities like Nairobi Lagos Alexandra freakin beautiful do you show that? No you only want to show how sad people are over there like I’m proud to have been born and brought up in a wonderful place like Africa. And yeah I love you Trevor!!

  25. The part about the fly is sooo true!!
    But to be fair, flies sit on my Zimbabwean grandad's bald head and he doesnt even flinch ☹

  26. I love how non-africans talk about Africa like it's not the second largest landmass on earth, that just so happens to be 1/4 the size of the moon or some shit. And we got the most countries too!🙄

  27. The funny thing about all of this is I've lived all over the so called third world: East Africa, South Asia, The freakin MIDDLE EAST. But I ain't never experienced true hunger till the day I decided to move my black ass over to London. And they out here talking about starving Africans. Nigha, I been living in Africa and I have yet to see a single homeless person over there. Meanwhile, they everywhere here in Europe. 🙄

  28. He is one of the few comedians who could possibly make those jokes, without beeing held in custody by the PC police. And no, I don't like racist jokes, before I'm getting slain myself.
    It's just, if we're all human beings, than anybody should be able to make jokes about each other. And he made jokes about us, in the first place, even if some people are maybe already offended, when a comedian starts to talk about extreme poverty.
    For us Europeans at least: Let's remove taxes on african goods and let Africa participate in a fair market. Don't sell subsidised chicken, milk and corn to Africa, cheaper than local farmers can sell those…
    That way, maybe, some day, there will be no more celebrity ads nessesary begging for money, to make US feel better, because "we care so much".

  29. Th school was never worth 50mil lol. And when was the last time she visited lol hahahaha. She only loved Mandela. All for publicity.

  30. The problem with Oprah's schools in Africa is not that the african teachers beat the kids, they actually abused the kids in a sexual way.

    Than the person who Oprah put "in charge" of the school said that Oprah knew what was going on (probably she did the same things).

    And what happens next is that Oprah makes some kind of deal with that person and everything was forgotten.

    Those schools's purpose is to collect children for trafficking. Not to help the people..

  31. “…you don’t know much about Africa as a whole, which is a…well you guys don’t know much about anything, but that’s not your fault, you guys are so big and “Americasentric” you know?” That’s the embarrassing truth in a nutshell.

  32. I am South African living in USA and up till today anyone American hears my accent and ask" U from Europe ? No South Africa.
    American : How many hours by car.
    I said " Google and check
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  33. 😂😂😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂everybody is getting one😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  34. I'm soon starting a campaign just to preach the truth about Africa,
    Non Africans think we only get the spotlight by seeking help
    Well done man those people know nothing about Africa

  35. Trevor, your voices are usually spot on, but Penelope Cruz was way off. She's not a Puerto Rican from the hood. She's Spanish.

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