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New Daily Show host Trevor Noah receives criticism on Twitter for ‘controversial’ tweets

By Minda Smiley | Reporter

March 31, 2015 | 3 min read

Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who has just been named as the replacement for Jon Stewart as host of ‘The Daily Show,’ is already receiving criticism on Twitter for past tweets that some deem offensive.

The tweets, which were first highlighted by Buzzfeed business editor Tom Gara, are primarily from 2011 and 2012:

Trevor Noah

On Twitter, Gara posted: “I retweet not in anger. But it's an impressive rise for a dude who three years ago was replying to Uberfacts tweets with dick jokes.”

Noah responded to the critiques, tweeting: “Twitter does not have enough characters to respond to all the characters on Twitter,” but then later deleted it.

Reactions on Twitter have been mixed, with some users criticizing Noah while others defend him.

The 31-year old comedian is currently a correspondent for the news-satire show, but has only made three appearances so far. He is the son of a Swiss-German father and half-Jewish South African mother.

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