Trevor Noah, the biracial South African comedian who was recently tapped to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show is the latest to come under fire for controversial “bigoted” and offensive remarks.
It seems like every week we hear about someone saying hateful things in an email, in a tweet, a recorded conversation or video. Many of these recent slips of the tongue were never intended for public consumption – Oklahoma University Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, LA Clippers former owner Donald Sterling, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper – to name a few. Millenial Wonder Woman, Lena Dunham recently came under fire for supposed anti-Semitic comments in her ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend’ Quiz in New Yorker magazine.
Noah’s controversy involves Twitter. Over the course of the last five years or so, Noah has posted some tweets that has over the past 24 hours caused significantly more than 140 characters to question his character:
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