Antifa Supporters Cry Over Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Segment Mocking Antifa

Ian Miles Cheong | Contributor

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah described the far-left extremist movement Antifa as “Vegan ISIS” Thursday night, among a host of other jokes and insults rebuking the group of violent anarchists.

Noah’s jokes follow the establishment media’s change in stance towards the extremist movement, which earned widespread ire following violence in Berkeley last weekend. During the protest, random onlookers, conservatives, and journalists were assaulted by gangs of black-clad “anti-fascists.” The group even went after a comedian dressed as a popcorn vendor, deeming him a capitalist.

Naturally, members of Antifa and their left-wing sympathizers did not take Noah’s jokes lightly. From accusations of Nazi sympathizing to all-out death threats, leftists are upset by the comedian’s right to tell jokes.

Responding to a tweet promoting the segment and mocking Antifa, far-left extremists railed against the show and its host ranging between milquetoast criticism like “this is not comedy anymore” to lame insults against moderates who found the segment funny.

Many of the comments were hyperbolic, warning that Antifa are the only thing standing between democracy and full-blown Nazism.

Many of the responders, who identify as “leftist” rather than liberal, were upset by the liberal comedian’s criticism of their extremist beliefs, and responded with childish insults.

Others posted threats of violence.

The Daily Show, which has always courted the establishment left, may now find itself at odds with a significant chunk of its audience who otherwise agree with everything else Noah says. But none of this should come as a surprise to anyone who pays attention to Antifa’s antics. After all, “liberals get the bullet too” is an Antifa mantra.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.

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