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:
“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!” – fat chicks everywhere.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
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:
No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015
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