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Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of “The Daily Show,” had some tweets, some from over 6 years ago, come back to haunt him. The tweets in question were deemed anti-semitic by some, as well as sexist.

In 2009 he wrote: “Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!”

A 2012 post derides “jewish chicks.” Another one from 2011 jokes about “a hot white woman.”

In a post from 2011, he writes: “Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” He attributes the joke to “fat chicks everywhere.”

He also slammed the United States in a 2013 tweet, writing that “When flying over the middle of America the turbulence is so bad. It’s like all the ignorance is rising through the air.”

Noah defended his tweets yesterday and stated they did not reflect his character.

Comedy Central also came to their rising star’s defense. They called Noah a “provocative” comedian who “spares no one, himself included.”

“To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair,” the network said in a statement, adding that he has “a bright future at Comedy Central.”

Ironically, Noah has also faced a lot of criticism from people who just find him not funny, but not offensive.

Clutchettes, do you think Trevor Noah’s tweets were offensive?

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  • It’s common in everyday society for some to delve into the tweets of famous people or a person who will take over as the host of the Comedy Central show. We live in a social media saturated world and that is the way it is in 2015.

    I’m not a fan of those tweets. I know what those tweets mean. I do believe that comedians and people in general can evolve. While, I don’t agree with those tweets, I will not judge his entire career based on them. He is a different man in 2015 than he was in 2009. Reasonable human beings can grow and Trevor Noah has no other choice, but to keep on moving forward as a human being.

  • AfroCapricornette

    I admit, some jokes might have been “off”, given the PC culture of America. Then again, he’s a comic and they usually say crazy things. I remember the first time I heard Lisa Lampanelli, I was horrified and I thought lawsuits would start coming in, but it was taken all in good jest soooo…Proud of the opportunity given to my African brotha, though!