New ‘Daily Show’ Host Faces Online Protest Over History of Antisemitic Tweets
JNS.org – South African comedian Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart as host of the satirical television program The Daily Show, has come under the microscope for past social media posts that disparaged Jews and women.
Noah, 31, has tweeted about Lionel Messi, a soccer star, “Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico.”
Other examples of Noah’s controversial tweets relating to Jews include “South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful,” and “Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing the road, but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car.”
Regarding women, Noah has tweeted, “Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy! – fat chicks everywhere,” and “A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you’ll probably never get to ride it.”
Stewart, who is Jewish, came under fire in pro-Israel circles last summer for what critics considered to be pro-Hamas bias in his segments on the war in Gaza.