Comedy Central Defends 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Over Tweets

The comedian, who was accused of sexism and antisemitism, also spoke out.

"Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included," Comedy Central said in a statement. "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."

Meanwhile, the comedian defended himself: "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian," he tweeted.

The tweets being discussed contain jokes about "fat chicks" and women being in "the perfect uppercut position" should they decline a marriage proposal. He also poked fun at Jews, saying, "Behind every rap billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man," and he once retweeted a message from a follower that read, "Muslims don't hate Jews. Jews hate Muslims."

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