The daily shows Trevor Noah thumped “earth’s biggest dick” Ron DeSantis for sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday night when he took a hard turn at another type of troll.
“While US lawmakers are arguing over what happens at land borders, Americans are at war on the internet about what happens under the sea,” the host said before summarizing the racist reaction to Disney’s decision to hire a black actress. cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action movie version of The little Mermaid.
“Really, people? Are we doing this again?” Noah asked. “Again, a bunch of internet racists are upset that a fictional character is being played by a black man. And frankly, I don’t know what the problem is. You realize that Nemo was black too, right? Yes The whole movie was about a fish that his dad can’t find.”
As the audience groaned at the punch line, the host added: “Calm down! I can say that because my dad left and he was white, so who’s racist now?”
Then, after joking that the little mermaid is a perfect match for other black celebrities like Lil Wayne, Lil Nas X and Lil’ Kim, Noah begged the haters to “stop being ridiculous, it’s imaginary.”
“You know, I hope this scandal doesn’t overshadow the rest of the movie,” he concluded. “The little Mermaid is a beautiful story about a young woman who changes her core identity to please a man. Let’s not forget that, folks.”