The Trevor Noah Backlash

Trevor Noah has tweeted some stupid things. Stupid, unfunny things (see below):

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That has led to a whole lot of internet outrage, which, as we all know, isn’t exactly an uncommon thing. Plenty of people —especially—comics push the limits of good taste on social media. And offensiveness is just a part of comedy. But the anti-semitism and sexism in some of Noah’s tweets are kind of shocking.

Still, the calls for Comedy Central to fire him as Daily Show host seem a bit too much. For one, he clearly understands complex racial issues (look at his background), and, two, he may be unfamiliar (or at least before he rose to fame in America) with our standards of political correctness. The tweets aren’t funny and they certainly don’t make him look good, but I still have faith that he has changed. Why would Comedy Central have chosen him otherwise?

Judging from this Staance, it seems like most people are giving him the benefit of the doubt, too.

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