Well, that didn’t take long: Not even one day after it was announced that Trevor Noah would be replacing Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, the South African comedian came under fire for a series of old tweets that were deemed offensive by the internet’s ever-watchful outrage police. The jokes, which dated as far back as 2011 and were as recent as this year, were aimed mostly at women, Jews, and lesbians. Sexism, anti-semitism, and homophobia are never acceptable, in any form, full stop.


Comedy Central announced on Monday that Noah, 31, would succeed Jon Stewart as anchor of “The Daily Show,” its satirical late-night news program, when Stewart steps down this year. Though Noah has performed stand-up comedy around the world, he is not widely known in the United States, and he had appeared as an on-air contributor to “The Daily Show” only three times before being named as host.

He has had his Twitter account since 2009 and accumulated more than two million followers and he often posts statements that reflect his interests in popular culture, global politics and issues of race. As with many comedians, Noah’s jokes can test the boundaries of what is socially permissible and what is in bad taste.

Check out some of his tweets below;

But could it really be possible that this promising young man has really jeorpadised his career based on a few tweets?

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