Oscars 2019: Trevor Noah jokes about Mel Gibson

And no, this has nothing to do with Damien Chazelle's masterpiece 2014 Best Picture nominee, but rather how the 2019 ceremony had audiences zipping back and forth between well deserved fan-favourite wins and total headscratchers.

Considering that the Oscars trolled all of us by voting in Green Book as best picture, it's only fitting that South African comedian Trevor Noah got in his own dig Sunday night at the expense of the mostly white Academy. He also shared an interesting Xhosa phrase that doesn't really exist. "Abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxok", Noah continued, "which means 'In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart'". Except that it wasn't an inspirational quote, but Noah saying, "White people don't know I'm lying".

You can check out the Trevor Noah video in the post below!

Perhaps with an on-screen role in the "Black Panther" sequel? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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In reference to the now popular Black Panther catch phrase, "Wakanda forever", Noah jokingly said a phrase in Xhosa before attributing a false English translation to it.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa, spoken as a first or second language mostly in Eastern Cape Province.

  • Michelle Webb