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Trevor Noah Has Some Explaining to Do About Sexist, Anti-Semitic Jokes

Tapped to Replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Trevor Noah, who has been tapped to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, is drawing heat on social media for anti-Semitic and sexist jokes published on Twitter. (Photo: Getty)

Trevor Noah, who has been tapped to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, is drawing heat on social media for anti-Semitic and sexist jokes published on Twitter. (Photo: Getty)

Trevor Noah, the South African comedian who has been tapped to replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” is under fire on social media over a series of quips he tweeted that have been branded sexist and anti-Semitic by critics.

Apparently, Noah, 31, needs a quick lesson in U.S. style political correctness.

His jokes about Jews seem particularly offensive. In one quip, he makes an oblique reference to the Holocaust.

“Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would have felt so bad in my german car!” he wrote back in 2009.

“South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful,” he joked in another Tweet.

His jokes about women are also under fire.

Trevor Noah’s Legacy of Sexism, Anti-Semitism
  • 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!
  • South Africans know how to recycle like israel knows how to be peaceful.
  • Messi [soccer player] gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks.
  • Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
  • England’s Manchester United football team is like a white girl: Heavy upfront but lacking in the back.
  • I like women that don’t wear make up. For me they’re like pizza- still great the next morning!
  • Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
  • I’m watching Olympic women’s hockey. It’s like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove
  • A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you’ll probably never get to ride it.

He said an English soccer team was like a white girl: “Heavy upfront but lacking in the back.”

Noah is well known internationally, and especially in his native South Africa. He is the son of black South African mother and a white Swiss father, a union that was frowned upon during apartheid in the African nation.

Despite his lack of sensitivity, he may be suited for the show because his humor is laced with social commentary, a point his defenders noted on Twitter.

But his comments have been unearthed at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe. He published the quips between 2009 through last year.

Oddly, Comedy Central said in a statement that it chose Noah because of his “unique worldview and a deep understanding of human nature.”

Stewart is expected to step down later this year, although no specific date has been set.

The cable network has yet to comment on the blow up.

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  • Just Me

    Trevor Noah says a few tweets doesn’t define a person’s character but I beg to differ. Think of it as a stupid drunk person. Mama used to say, “What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.” Jon Stewart was funny and sarcastic but you knew deep down he cared about this country. Trevor doesn’t care. Hell, he doesn’t even live in the U.S. He hasn’t even earned the right to trash this country or the people in it. Hope his show is an epic failure.

  • Art Vandelay

    Could you be more touchy and whiny than Jews? Where is that Jewish sense of humor that they like to pride themselves on?

  • Art Vandelay

    Could you be more touchy and whiny than Jews? Where is that Jewish sense of humor that they like to pride themselves on?

  • Art Vandelay

    Could you be more touchy and whiny than Jews? Where is that Jewish sense of humor that they like to pride themselves on?

 



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