Johannesburg- Trevor Noah, Daily Show host released a video of himself and his grandma that was shoot while he was in South Africa for the Global Citizen festival.
The video made the rounds after it showed Trevor’s 91 year old grandmother’s house in Soweto, the comedian quickly received backlash for not spending money on improving his grandmother’s house.
The video does show his gogo’s home having a vintage stove and fridge, with some Twitter users saying that Noah should ‘bless her’ with material possessions as his estimated worth is $13 million.
While some called for Noah to buy his grandmother a new fridge, others said he should go a step further and renovate her house.
When is Trevor buying gogo a new fridge…he is a millionaire now…lol
WATCH: Trevor Noah chats with grandma about childhood, apartheid https://www.enca.com/life/watch-trevor-noah-chats-grandma-about-childhood-apartheid?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1543908139 …
WATCH: Trevor Noah chats with grandma about childhood, apartheid
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah visited his grandmother Nomalizo Frances Noah in Soweto.
@Trevornoah DONT BUY YOUR GRANDMA A GENERATOR!! BUY HER A NEW HOUSE!! Or at least add on or renovate hers!! Don’t they have some South African version of “HGTV House Beautiful”?! They’re MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT YOU! Spend some COIN on the woman! That’s the point of Rags to Riches!!
The interview is sweet and very informative kodwa Trevor the furniture is too old, renovate and give gogo a better life, you’re a millionaire for goodness sake.
Others said the mentality of expecting him to help his gogo materially amounts to “black tax”, a term used for the custom of sharing your salary with your family before considering yourself, which one user said “must fall”.
Those asking why doesn’t @Trevornoah renovate Gogo’s house! Simple,it’s not his house,no matter how rich,he never gets to erase Gogo’s hard work&pride in what she did for herself. Love doesn’t lie in materialism like the demanding modern parents,reason for most black child debt!
While I was in South Africa I popped into my Grans place to say hi and she was kind enough to let you come with… https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1069798713684422656 …