South African comedian Trevor Noah is tipped to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, and while there is a buzz surrounding the Johannesburg-born funny man, he’s already managed to land himself in hot water because of his jokes.
Noah is facing a massive Twitter backlash after he posted several tweets many deemed to be anti-Semitic. The tweets in question were written back in 2009 and 2010, and angry people on Twitter have come out in droves to share their disdain.
In May 2014, Noah also tweeted, “Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel.”
Another topic Noah often refers to in his jokes is race, which many people find offensive. Although, it should be noted that it is not biased toward any race, and none are safe from his line of fire.
Some of the tweets have slammed the comedian, informing him that racism and anti-Semitic remarks are nothing to joke about.
However, there are those who find the backlash to be rather absurd.
Aside from the backlash the comedian is facing on Twitter, there are many people who believe he would be a great fit for The Daily Show because he brings a unique perspective given his biracial upbringing.