Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Old Tweets Some Deem ‘Anti-Semitic’ and ‘Sexist’

Users dug up old tweets from the comedian’s account, and the backlash begins.

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Updated Tuesday, March 31, 3:40 p.m. EDT: Comedy Central has issued the following statement about Trevor Noah: “Like many comedians, 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.”

Earlier:

Just a day after Comedy Central announced that comedian Trevor Noah would be taking over The Daily Show after Jon Stewart’s departure, Twitter users scoured Noah’s account and uncovered “anti-Semitic” and “sexist” tweets.

https://twitter.com/Trevornoah/status/4081446354https://twitter.com/Trevornoah/status/141229204829249536

The newly resurfaced tweets, some of which are over six years old, have received their fair share of complaints from people on social media:

https://twitter.com/efredman/status/582718587195908097https://twitter.com/DAVIDMDRAIMAN/status/582735008986570753http://twitter.com/YeahThatsKosher/status/582652492237930496

People are now calling for Comedy Central to fire Noah, even though he hasn’t even sat in the hosting chair yet:

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