New “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is under fire for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter.
The tweets in question include:
And lower Jew tolerance? RT @UnreaIFacts: Blue-eyed people have a higher alcohol tolerance.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 22, 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
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
Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 12, 2014
He also took a dig at Israel:
South Africans know how to recycle like israel knows how to be peaceful.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) June 2, 2010
Noah also took heat for making cracks about “fat women.”
So she gets fat? RT @missdanibagel: When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes 10 times the woman she was before
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 18, 2014
Noah did not apologize, and instead offered this explanation on Twitter: “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.”
Comedy Central also stood behind the host, saying in a statement,“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.”
Comedienne Roseanne Barr retweeted several tweets about Noah’s remarks, and tweeted at Noah, “so you think black women have no morals either, or just jewish women?” She also wrote, “ “U should cease sexist & anti semitic ‘humor’ about jewish women & Israel,” which she has since deleted.