Trevor Noah
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“Americans will have to learn about the word Voetsek today.”


Johannesburg, South Africa (27 April 2021) – South Africans on TikTok have taken to the comments section of a video going viral to defend Trevor Noah.

Over the years, we have noticed a trend with stories featuring both Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron, where many South Africans are really nasty about the celebrities in the comments sections. It is incredibly bizarre but something that we are cognizant of and always ready for when publishing articles about either of them.

But this time, it seems that South Africans are defending Noah in a video that is going viral on TikTok.

Doug Romeo shared a video on his profile to let everyone know that Trevor Noah is the celebrity he hates the most in the world. He starts the video by saying that the comedian came to America “looking for a better life, was provided one and now speaks badly about the new country he is living in”. He goes on to say that Noah is actually the problem as he has “never struggled in the USA”.

But South Africans are not having it and have taken to the comments section “to school” the angry man. The video has had over 4,000 comments from South Africans mostly telling him to “voetsek”.

Read some of them below:

“Let me say this like a proper South African… VOETSEK!” – Zeno

“Voetseeeeeek from South Africa.” – Nkanise Sibeko

“Americans will have to learn about the word Voetsek today. Voetsekkkkkkkkk.” – Vkey Saldana

“Hands off, Trevor Noah. Haaaaaa vhele, you’ll are bad. Voetsek. Love your country, but you lack humanity, And for the record, Trevor left SA rich.” – Makhubele Ndzawulo

“I’m from South Africa and also don’t like him, but VOETSEK wena. Don’t bad mouth our people from the comfort of your phone. Tsek.” – Paulvin Webster

“Talk kaak without telling me that you are talking kaak.” – Lona Kaleni

“He hasn’t been provided a good life… he worked hard for what he has. Just to make that clear Karen se broer.” – Cindy

“He had a better life than you living in the USA while he was in SA… what do you mean looking for a better life??? He did not come to the US, he was called.” – Mbuyelo Sida

“How about you come say that here in South Africa?” – Clawzy

“You are messing with the wrong country sir. Not trying to spread hate, do your thing, but South Africa is not the country to mess with.” – Aidan Karsten

“My fellow South Africans, I’d like to say VOETSEEEEEEK!!! to this guy.” – Ration

“Ehhhh, my guy, from the bottom of my South African heart… VOETSEK!” – Thompson Magagane

Check out the video (and more comments) below:


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Sources: TikTok 
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