Comedy Central reacts to backlash against new 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah's bad tweets

Late Monday night, the internet lit its torches for newly-appointed “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, who is taking over for Jon Stewart on the late night show, after unearthing some offensive tweets Noah sent a few years back.

Now Comedy Central has released a statement defending Noah and its choice to have him host.

Here’s part of that statement (via Dave Itzkoff):

Here are some of Noah’s tweets that were making their way around Twitter last night:

Noah, 31, who hails from South Africa and has built a massive following of fans, has appeared on “The Daily Show” three times.

He has not tweeted since yesterday’s announcement:

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