Trevor Noah accused of anti-semitism and sexism

Trevor Noah has been accused of anti-semitism and sexism in his tweets as he gears up to take the big job of replacing Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. Google+

Trevor Noah and on StewartNaturally you make it that far the media will start digging all sorts of stories and details of your life – as for the things you tweet, Facebook, Instagram or whatever celebrities do these days; you can be sure that they will be dissected and scrutinized.

Trevor Noah has come under criticism for his tweets that seem to berate Jews and those that seem to be mean towards women.

One these tweets read, “Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel,” as tweeted by Trevor Noah.

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!

While among those deemed offensive towards women read, “Originally when men proposed they went down on one knee so if the woman said no they were in the perfect uppercut position.”

“”Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.” Trevor Noah once tweeted.

Trevor Noah responded through his Twitter account by saying , “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.”

Comedy Central also spoke out in Trevor Noah defense, “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy on a handful of jokes is unfair,” the statement released by them said.

While Trevor Noah has come under some serious criticism, he also enjoyed support from support from fellow comedians, this includes Patton Oswalt who sent a series of tweets amounting to a total of 53 all spanning from, “(1/53) Q: Why did the man* throw* butter* out of the window*? A: He wanted to see* butter fly*!”

Concluding by “(52/53) Welcome to comedy in 2015, @Trevornoah!” and “(53/53) Also, the “come” part of “welcome” shouldn’t be construed in a “faggy” way.”

While the  Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi was quoted saying, “The guy made some off colour, irresponsible tweets. He was trying to be funny. How much are we responsible for the things we said on Twitter five or 10 years ago? I don’t know.”


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