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On Monday Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart‘s replacement as host of The Daily Show. By Tuesday, the Internet had uncovered old tweets of his, which critics are labeling as anti-Semitic and sexist.
While Noah’s past jokes invited backlash, there are people who jumped to his defense as well. The South African comedian alluded to the criticism in a tweet on Tuesday morning, which he quickly deleted. He wrote, “Twitter does not have enough characters to respond to all the characters on Twitter.”
Here are some of Noah’s tweets being revisited:
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
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!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 18, 2009
Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 12, 2014
I like women that don’t wear make up. For me they’re like pizza- still great the next morning!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 2, 2010
Looking at how successful all the Kardashian women are, I don’t blame Bruce Jenner at all.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) February 5, 2015
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
I’m watching Olympic women’s hockey. It’s like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 31, 2012
A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you’ll probably never get to ride it.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 28, 2011
Here is a look at the various reactions:
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) March 31, 2015
— Dani Klein (@YeahThatsKosher) March 30, 2015
— Ari David (@AriDavidUSA) March 31, 2015
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 31, 2015
Settles it. Won’t be watching. RT @Trevornoah “Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Allison Weaver (@SpiffyPop) March 31, 2015
Funniest thing about @TrevorNoah is the reveal that nobody at Comedy Central knows how to do a Twitter search.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 31, 2015
My biggest takeaway from the Trevor Noah tweets currently circulating is that he’s in desperate need of a good writing staff.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) March 31, 2015
Interesting that white comics make offensive jokes and are celebrated or tolerated but Trevor Noah well that’s not acceptable.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 31, 2015
Prediction: tomorrow will not be kind to @Trevornoah.
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) March 31, 2015
— Miss Danita (@hybridchick) March 31, 2015
Weird that Trevor Noah didn’t do a quick twitter cleanup before getting the job.
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) March 31, 2015
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