Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Twitter History, Report

Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Twitter History, Report

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ replacement, faces Twitter backlash for offensive social media posts

Stewart announced last year that he’d be leaving the show after having been its host since 1999.

While Noah is well-known to South Africans, the comedian hasn’t been received well by some Americans via social media.

At first, a lot of people didn’t really know who he was but after scanning his Twitter timelines, some didn’t like what they found.

Many have lauded Noah’s new role as a brave move on the part of Comedy Central to go with a relatively unfamiliar name in the United States.

It’s not yet known if he will tackle American politics in the style Stewart became loved for or if Noah will take the show back to its popular culture roots.

But there are hopes he will help stimulate conversations around race, a subject that continues to make headlines in America.