Oscars 2019: The Trevor Noah 'Black Panther' Joke Everyone Missed

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Kevin Winter Getty

If there was ever a word to describe this morning's Oscars ceremony, that would be it.

Noah was on hand to introduce best picture nominee Black Panther (which ultimately walked away with three awards).

"I am putting my Oscar statuette in bed with me, between me and my husband".

Trevor Noah used his stage time at the Oscars to honor his South African roots - and to poke a little healthy fun at white people while he was at it. "As Noah explained, "[this] means, 'In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart, '" to which the audience of celebs responded with applause at the turn of phrase, incredibly poignant based on what is happening in USA politics right now.

So powerful, so wise, so... not actually what that phrase means!

Serame Kibi said simply "Trevor Noah made it", calling the entertainer a "very classy individual".

Black Twitter was left in stitches by Noah's tale because they were undoubtedly the only ones who understood the true meaning of the Xhosa phrase, which loosely translates to "White people don't know I'm lying".

As such, Twitter users inspired by Noah took to Twitter with their own hilarious interpretations.

Ch-ch-check out the comedian's full introduction, complete with a not-as-subtle Mel Gibson jab, below!

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