As we reported earlier, Trevor Noah was recently announced the new host of the “Daily Show” replacing Jon Stewart. Fans instantly scoured the internet to find out more about Noah. However, within hours of the announcement, the internet began to erupt with criticism based on “offensive “ tweets found on his twitter page.
The tweets were posted between 2011 and 2014 and include comments that many are deeming anti-Semitic and misogynistic among other things. Noah recently posted on his Twitter account stating “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolutions as a comedian.” Comedy Central, the channel on which the “Daily Show” airs has also defended the new host declaring “Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.”
Noah’s first day on the “Daily Show” has yet to be announced.