Trevor Noah Under Fire for Tweets Offending Jews and Women


Another day, another controversy! It was just announced yesterday that Trevor Noah, would be sliding into the Daily Show seat set to be vacated by Jon Stewart later this year.  But within 24 hours, the South African comedian was already in the hot seat, thanks to some unearthed “comedic” tweets.

The jokes, told at the expense of Jews and women, have set off a rash of criticism.  Roseanne Barr got the ball rolling with this now-deleted missive, “U should cease sexist & anti semitic ‘humor’ about jewish women & Israel.”

Comedy Central has since released a statement defending Trevor: “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.”

I’m all for cutting a comedian some slack when it comes to political correct sentiment. But still, it’s hard to imagine Jon Stewart cracking jokes like the following. And not just because he’s Jewish. Jon saves his pointedly satiric barbs for the asshats in power and media clowns. The jokes, featuring lame dudebro humor and borderline ethnic slurs, aren’t funny at all. No thanks.

Here are a few of the tweets in question, ranging from 2009-2014:

Noah hasn’t officially commented on the tweets. He tweeted something quickly early today, before deleting it altogether, according to MSNBC editor Anna Brand. captured a screenshot of an ostensible reaction Noah tweeted this morning then promptly deleted: “Twitter does not have enough characters to respond to all the characters on Twitter.”

Via Rolling Stone

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