As Sisqó once said, "Let me see that thong!" Last night, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah took aim at a Florida man, Adam Jenne, who was kicked off an airplane for wearing a red thong on his face as a mask. In an interview after the thong-induced controversy, Jenne equated himself with Rosa Parks, a comparison that Noah couldn't quite get behind.
"Rosa Parks? My man, don't be so modest! You're more than Rosa Parks!" said Noah. "If anything, you're the Martin Luther King of white dudes comparing themselves to Black heroes for no reason! Shit."
"Sometimes I think conservatives are right: America shouldn't be teaching the history of racism in schools," he continued. "Because then at least white people wouldn't know who to compare themselves to when they get kicked off of airplanes for doing dumb shit!"
Noah went on to say that "there's no way this dude just started sniffing thongs during the pandemic." Adopting his standard white dude impression, he added, "I bet you he's been going around for years like, 'Well, looks like I got kicked out of the dorm because I'm once again the Rosa Parks of my sister's friend's underwear drawer!'"
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.