Comedy Central Stands Up For Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

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Comedy Central is standing by Trevor Noah as he faces a hail of criticism for old jokes that he made on social media.

Once it was announced that the cute, South African comedian would take over after Jon Stewart left The Daily Show, it didn’t take long for folks on the Internet to mine his Twitter history. The probe turned up some offensive jokes about women, Jews and Black people, leading some to question whether Noah was such a great choice as Stewart’s successor.

In a statement the network made to The Wrap, Comedy Central is dismissing questions about Noah’s talent and sensitivity.

“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” the statement read. “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.”

Welp! There you have it, haters. Comedy Central plans to keep Trevor around.

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