New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Responds to Controversy Over Tweets
Incoming “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is responding to critics amid backlash over some of his older tweets, in which the comedian joked about Jewish people and women. As Gossip Cop reported, Noah was criticized on Monday and Tuesday for jokes he tweeted between 2008 and 2014. In one tweet, Noah quipped, “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!”
Late on Tuesday, Noah took to Twitter to address his critics. He wrote, “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.” His comment came shortly after Comedy Central released a statement supporting the 31-year-old comedian. The network noted that Noah, like many other comedians, “pushes boundaries” and “spares no one, himself included.”
The statement added, “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.” As Gossip Cop previously reported, it was announced on Monday that Noah would succeed current “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. The South-African comedian is expected to take over the hosting gig later this year.