New 'Daily Show' Host Faces Backlash Over Controversial Tweets

Some online critics say Trevor Noah's comments on the social media platform are sexist, anti-Semitic.
1:50 | 04/01/15

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We'll turn to the backlash against the new host of "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah won't take the anchor deck for months but already in the seat within online critics saying some of his tweets are sexist and anti-semitic. Reporter: He's gone from "The Daily Show" darling to internet lightning rod. I was born a crime -- Reporter: Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old south african just named Jon Stewart's heir apparent pushes the boundaries with his humor. You would be super black. That sounds good to me. Super black. Reporter: Princeton's imagining Nelson Mandela getting drunk at his 91st birthday. Let me tell you a joke. Let me tell you a joke. I cannot have sexual relations with that woman. Ha. Ha. Ha. Reporter: It's Noah's Twitter feed that has some outraged with snarky tweets more than a year old about, quote, fat chicks and Jews. Rose Anne Barr treated a link asking does Trevor Noah have a jewish problem? Overnight at a linkedin event the uproar was called much ado about nothing. He was trying to be funny. Like I think the millennials understand this. Reporter: The anti-defamation league is cutting him slack saying Mr. Know Yahoo seeps more like an equal opportunity offender. It's a bump in a road but he should have a long successful career at comedy central. Reporter: For now comedy central is standing by its man. Noah tweeting overnight 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." For "Good morning America," David Wright, ABC news, new York.

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