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If you take a look at the recent issues surrounding Trevor Noah (who replaced Jon Stewart on The Daily Show), you are actually looking at a fairly common issue among comedians regardless of their tenure as an entertainer.
The issue that I am referring to can be summed up this way by the comedian:
“I am a comedian. And what I have to say and the way I want to say it is solely up to me without further regard because I have reached [insert level, title, etc.] as a comedy artist.”
Trevor Noah came under heavy fire for some offensive social media activity and I highly suspect that this sort of mentality plays a role in the issue. Continue reading