Critics of Noah called for a boycott earlier this week over the controversial joke, which centred around the physical appearance of Australian Aboriginal women, and ended with Noah mimicking the sound of a didgeridoo while pretending to administer oral sex.
Responding to the criticism on Twitter, the Daily Show host said he vowed to “never make a joke like that again”, following a recent trip to Australia.
“You’re right,” he told one of his critics.
“After visiting Australia’s Bunjilaka museum and learning about Aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven’t. I’ll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way.”
@joewilliams_tew you're right. After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 22, 2018
Responding to former NRL player Joe Williams — who helped lead the calls for a boycott — Noah said he is “always open to learning more” about Aboriginal communities.
I'd love to visit another community in Oz Joe. Always open to learning more 🙏🏽
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 23, 2018
The likes of actor and Australian First Nations Ambassador Nakkiah Lui and actor Tysan Towney criticised Noah’s 2013 joke earlier this week, accusing the comedian of racism.
@Trevornoah for such a social justice warrior, your race baiting isn’t smart or witty at all. It’s simply racist. Our beautiful black women shouldn’t be treated like the punchline of a joke. Congrats, you played yourself.
— Tysan Towney (@tysantowney) July 22, 2018
Noah is scheduled to arrive in Australia next month for a five-date stand-up tour, hitting venues in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.