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Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Criticized for Tweets About Jews and Women

On Monday, Comedy Central announced that South-African comedian Trevor Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as horde of “The Daily Show.”

On Tuesday, a recoil began.

Noah, 31 and mostly different in America before being tapped as a new speaker of a satirical news program, has been criticized for some of his past Twitter posts.

A few of his posts done fun of Jews in a demeanour that some critics have called anti-Semitic:

Other tweets were jokes about women that some have interpreted as misogynistic:

Noah’s defenders have pronounced a argumentative posts should be seen in context: He is an irritable stand-up comedian widely famous in his local nation for pulling bounds in a name of a laugh.

Other commenters have forked out that Noah is being judged on roughly 6 of his roughly 8,900 tweets, and that he has a story of enchanting in debates on race, amicable probity and a energy of difference — and jokes — to work by unpleasant experiences.

The Anti-Defamation League took a assuage tone.

As for Noah, he hasn’t responded. Requests for criticism from him — destined during his agents, managers and publicist — were not immediately returned Tuesday morning.

But in a past he has oral bluntly — and with amusement — about his problems flourishing adult in apartheid-era South Africa as a son of a white father and a black mother, whom he has described as half-Jewish.

He has joked that he was “born a crime.”

He has wrung laughs out of his childhood in stand-up routines.

“In a streets my father couldn’t travel with us. He would travel on a other side of a highway and call during me like a creepy pedophile,” he was quoted as revelation a London audience. “And my mom could travel with me though each time a military went by she would dump me. we felt like a bag of weed.”

Stewart, 52, pronounced on Feb. 10 that he was leaving a renouned series after 16 years during a mock-anchor desk. Noah’s starting date hasn’t been announced.


— Jon Schuppe

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