The ongoing tension between India and Pakistan went specifically upward after the recent terror attack carried out by Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed at Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. 12 days after the attack, The Indian airforce carried out a bombing operation at the main camp of JeM, situated near Pakistan's Balakot. Politically and diplomatically, the scenario was bilaterally heated up. Amid this, all that comedian Trevor Noah did was to dig elements of a joke from the situation.
If they did go to war it would probably be most entertaining war of all time,” he said while portraying a possible Indo-Pak war in Bollywood style and resorting to a heavy Indian accent. The video left many including Bollywood actors Swara Bhasker and Mallika Dua enraged.
Noah, who hosts The Daily Show, an American satirical news show aired on Comedy Central, has now apologised on Twitter. "As a comedian I use comedy to process pain and discomfort in my world but I am sorry that this hurt you and others, that's not what I was trying to do," he wrote, but not sans a defence for his own statement.
He also said he found it amusing how so many people were offended by a war joke but the war in actuality offends far fewer people.
Doesn't look like his apology has convinced his followers, though!