First, Trevor Noah was lauded for being selected as the non-white replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Then some Internet sleuths snooped around Twitter and found some not-so-funny tweets the 31-year-old comedian had sent about Jewish people and “fat chicks.”
Granted, Noah has written 8,900 tweets in his time on Twitter, and some of the objectionable tweets in question were sent nearly four years ago. But while comedians often tell offensive jokes with few repercussions, given The Daily Show's stature, Noah might have some explaining to do.
Here are some of the tweets:
Here's how the Internet reacted:
Trevor Noah deleted, apparently, jokes about "hitler's sms" and the Jews I see manual RTs from different accounts ?
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 31, 2015