Yes, Jon Stewart has been bid adieu. Shocking as that might seem, what comes as a bigger surprise is his successor. 31 year old South African comedian, Trevor Noah, breaks the cliché of old white men hosting late night talk shows by replacing Jon Stewart as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
While Noah has already shot for three episodes, the internet is bursting with criticism against some of the new host’s older tweets about the Jewish community and women. Offensive or tongue-in-cheek? Decide for yourself.
Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 12, 2014
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
Most people are finding Noah’s choice as The Daily Show host rather disappointing but, the channel is standing by Noah, calling him rather ‘provocative’ and not offensive. The Daily Show has long been a source of satirical news, and the question of who would replace Stewart has been the subject of intense speculation. As more of Noah’s old tweets were dug up and RTed, a number of people expressed their disgust on social media –
— Ari David (@AriDavidUSA) March 31, 2015
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
So Comedy Central still won’t have a woman anchor, prefer guy who makes antisemitic jokes. Anything but a woman #DailyShow
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 31, 2015
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