- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah is already facing backlash since it was announced Monday that he would be replacing Jon Stewart as Comedy Central’s new “Daily Show” host.

The South African comedian is under fire for tweets spanning from 2009 to 2014, which critics are calling anti-Semitic and misogynistic.

“Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel,” Mr. Noah, 31, tweeted on May 12, 2014, in a message that remains on his account.

A couple of months before that, he wrote: “Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico.”

Other of Mr. Noah’s statements include: “South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful,” and “Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look b4 crossing the road, but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car,” Haaretz reported.

In 2013, Mr. Noah explained that “untermensch” is not a racial slur because it “means lower class person.”

All of the tweets under question remained on Mr. Noah’s account by Tuesday morning.

In 2012, Mr. Noah became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on “The Tonight Show. He was the subject of the 2012 documentary “You Laugh But It’s True” and became a recurring contributor on “The Daily Show” in December 2014.

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