Trevor Noah is already facing criticism after social media users rounded on his past tweets, just a day after it was announced he would replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
The South African comedian, who is fluent in six languages, was widely celebrated as an unexpected and international choice for Stewart’s replacement yesterday.
However, social media users have not responded well to the announcement, pointing out numerous examples in Noah’s Twitter feed of what they claim is anti-Semitic and sexist tweets.
Many of the tweets were posted in 2012 or 2011.
Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn't go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 25, 2012
So I must make my woman fear my penis? RT @UberFacts: The more you fear something, the bigger it appears.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 17, 2012
I'm watching Olympic women's hockey. It's like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 31, 2012
"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
"I actually prefer the women's league to the mens." - Nobody ever, about any sport. (except maybe, beach volleyball)— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 29, 2012
So now that Adele is singing, does that mean it's over?— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 13, 2012
The tweets were first spotted by Buzzfeed’s Tom Gara, whose postings indicated he was more irritated by Noah’s lack of humour than by the offensiveness of the tweets.
The most depressing thing about Trevor Noah's Twitter timeline, other than how bad he is at Twitter, is how often he replies to @UberFacts.— Tom Gara (@tomgara) March 31, 2015
“I retweet not in anger. But it's an impressive rise for a dude who three years ago was replying to Uberfacts tweets with dick jokes,” he posted yesterday.
Others have not been so kind.
Jews, "untermenschen", "fat chicks" & "girls with big asses" - subjects of @Trevornoah's low-brow humour. Jon Stewart's replacement, folks!— Ariana Gic Perry (@ArianaGicPerry) March 31, 2015
Noah has not posted on Twitter since yesterday, when he wrote: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!”Reuse content