Talk show host and comedian Trevor Noah leaped to the defense of Black woman after Kanye West's recent comments about the "brainwashed" Black community.
"I don't disagree that you can have your own opinion… but this is what I don't like, is when Kanye West and people like him will say, 'Black people in America have been brainwashed… into voting for the Democrats, believing that they're victims, but we're not victims! We can vote Republican! We can do whatever we want!'" he said on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.
"Then I'm like, okay, let me get this straight: you're saying that every Black person in America is brainwashed? You're saying that 70, 80, 90 percent of Black people who are voting Democrat, they're brainwashed? So you're saying you're the only person who's enlightened, and all these Black people are stupidly following this Democratic victim [narrative]?"
Noah also implied that West is grossly out of touch: "You get to a point, and it's true when you are famous and rich enough as a Black person where it's like, yeah, your life isn't affected the same way by Republican policies. In fact, it may even be beneficial for you as a rich person to vote Republican because they're like 'less taxes,' and you're like, 'Yeah, I'll take that.'"
Noah then turned his attention to the lack of disrespect West has for women of color:
"You know who doesn't mess around with their votes in America? Black women. They don't. They do not. And I refuse to live in a world where I go, 'Black women have been brainwashed.' No, I don't think Black women in America have been - or can be - brainwashed. I think, if anything, Black women in America have the least leeway when it comes to messing around with their vote."
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