April 6, 2015
A sexy South African accent, successful career, handsome face and decent sense of humor sound like the ingredients for a datable Pro. They also happen to be a few of the qualities of Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
Even though he’s hot AF and has an accent straight out of your hottest fantasies, Trevor Noah has royally pissed off some randos on Twitter.
Literally a day after Noah was announced as the replacement for Jon Stewart the group on Twitter who takes jokes too seriously went to town on the comedian for some old ass tweets he made.
In, like, 12 hours Noah went from new “Daily Show” darling to being accused of being anti-Semitic, sexist and racist.
In September of 2009 he tweeted, “Almost bumped into a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would have felt so bad in my german car!”.
Two years later he tweeted, “A hot white woman with an ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you’ll probably never get to ride it”.
The race card gets pulled in 2014 with the tweet, “Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel”.
Despite if laughing at any of those makes you a bad person, let’s give the guy a break. (TBH some of the tweets people are mad about are pretty accurate i.e. "I'm watching Olympic women's hockey. It's like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove".)
His fucking job as a comedian is to be funny, and what we find actually funny or not can change over time. Remember that phase in 2006 when Dane Cook could make you laugh? Exactly. The guy points out something he found ironic six years ago and is now somehow unqualified to host a satirical news program on the credible network of Comedy Central. Riiiiight.
Noah deleted some of his most problematic tweets after people who identify themselves as part of the “Twitterverse” demanded his head. Let this be a lesson you use to clean up your shitty social media jokes before applying for a job, or, at the very least, consider putting your profile on private.
Whether you agree with Noah or not, we can all agree the term Twitterverse is annoying and if you consider yourself a part of it your opinion doesn't really matter anyway.