Just as soon as he was announced as Jon Stewart’s successor for The Daily Show, some eagle-eyed tweeps did a little digging into Trevor Noah’s past tweets, because why not take advantage of a chance to drag someone through the social media mud just as he achieves success? To pass up an opportunity would simply be un-American.
Noah is being called out by the Twitterverse for a few jokes he made that people found to be anti-Semitic and sexist. Throughout the comedian’s timeline, which for some reason wasn’t preemptively scoured of any and all tweets that could be deemed offensive to somebody, are a few quips that left several people less than amused:
A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you’ll probably never get to ride it.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 28, 2011
“I actually prefer the women’s league to the mens.” – Nobody ever, about any sport. (except maybe, beach volleyball)
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 29, 2012
So I must make my woman fear my penis? RT @UberFacts: The more you fear something, the bigger it appears.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 17, 2012
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 12, 2014
Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 25, 2012
Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 18, 2009
Noah has since been called out by several members of the Twitterati, many of whom scoured his old tweets for more juicy fare. Today, Noah reportedly tweeted a response to the uproar that said, “Twitter does not have enough characters to respond to all the characters on Twitter.” The comment has since been deleted.
We’re not sure whether or not this controversy will jeopardize Noah’s new job, but if anything, it proves that all of us should probably be more careful about what we tweet – you never know when you’ll get a big promotion and people will go digging to put all your worst social media moments on blast.