The internet is turning on Trevor Noah, the guy who's replacing Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show,' after discovering some of his old tweets
Early Monday morning it was first reported that Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, would be replacing host Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show."
Noah, who has appeared on "The Daily Show" only three times, is a stand-up comic who regularly sells out massive stadiums in South Africa.
But now the internet seems to be turning on Noah, after a deep dive into his Twitter feed revealed jokes that seemed more offensive than funny.
BuzzFeed's Tom Gara unearthed most of the tweets, the majority of them from 2011 and 2012.
He then proceeded to retweet some of Noah's tweets:
Here's what some people had to say about those tweets:
And some people were over it before it even began:
Some thought a firing was in the works, not even 24 hours after the announcement he would be joining the show.
Both sides of the argument seemed to be filling up quickly on Twitter late Monday night into early Tuesday morning: "jokes are jokes" versus "these jokes were just bad."
Gara also points out:
And perhaps Kevin Roose of Fusion said it best: