So here’s what happened. Doug Romeo, an extremely angry American Tik Tok user, for whatever reason, decided to make a video trolling Trevor Noah. The video was about the celebrity Doug hates the most, and with no filter at all, Doug fully chose Trevor. Out of everyone. In the whole world. As if it were some personal beef between the two?
The video is available later on in this post, but the premise is this (minus a lot of Doug’s colourful language):
Doug is angry because Trevor came to America looking for a better life (even though he was already pretty successful when he came to the states). Trevor was ‘provided’ with one such better life (because apparently we call working hard for something being ‘provided’ for), and then he, Trevor Noah, a social commentator, had the ‘nerve’ to talk badly about everyone and critique the treatment of black people in America.
As we know, Trevor holds a lot weight in conversations to do with racial struggles, given that he experienced some of the harshest oppression by growing up during a severely racist apartheid regime. However, according to Doug, Trevor needs to stay in his lane, asking Mr Noah “what’s your struggle?”
Oh, and Doug also decided to roast South Africa as a whole, saying he wouldn’t stand for our country either, because we don’t play our national anthem at every sporting game ever. For Doug, not playing our national anthem all the time allegedly means we don’t love our country. Make it make sense?
Needless to say, it didn’t go well for Doug when the video found its way to the South African FYP, or ‘For You Page’ and the comment section showed Doug serious flames.
Whether you’re a fan of Trevor Noah or not, the principles that Doug was taught by South Africans in the comment section were fairly simple. Like a family, we as South Africans can say what we like about one another and our country at that (and let’s be honest, we are pretty free-spoken). But those who aren’t within, should definitely think twice before insulting one of our own. It’s the uBuntu in us that says we will stand up for each other, even if we don’t like each other.
1.The users who reassured Trevor that we’ve got his back
2. This user wished Doug luck because he will need it
3. SAY IT LOUDER
4. A language lesson
5. If the shoe fits
6. Just some advice
7. A listical of response
8. He. created. a. better. life. for. himself
9. Apparently Trevor’s job requires no skill
10. Kaak with two a’s even
11. You don’t have to be a fan, just South African
12. Uncle Cyril would be proud of the family
Picture: Tik Tok/dougromeo4212