After his mom’s shooting a few years ago, Trevor Noah reveals his emotions and how his mother’s attitude helped him.
Speaking to People magazine US recently, the comedian and Daily Show host reflected on how angry he got after his mother was shot in the head by his stepfather.
He tells the publication: "I remember after the shooting, my mother was in the hospital, and all I felt was rage.
"My mother said to me, 'don’t hate him for doing this, but rather pity him because he too is a victim, in his own way, of a world that has thrust upon him an idea of masculinity that he has subscribed to and is now a part of. As for myself, I do not wish to imbue myself with a hatred that only I will carry.”
"I think watching my mom, her growth post-shooting, our family and the way we became stronger, really became the example that I chose to live by. That’s really what I’ve stuck to, and that’s how I try to live my life every day".