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.
To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015
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?