Trevor Noah’s surprising appointment to “The Daily Show” host Monday was the talk of Twitter, but some past comments from the South African comedian have surfaced to a negative reaction on social media.
Comedy Central’s president praised the 31-year-old stand-up star as “wicked funny” upon announcing him as Jon Stewart‘s replacement, and he wasn’t alone — many on Twitter were ecstatic over his appointment to the network’s satirical staple.
Chris Rock pointed to another trailblazer: “Thank You President Obama,” he tweeted.
But amid positive tweets about Noah’s standup in South Africa and support for his global appeal came mention of past tweets he’s penned about Jews and women.
Roseanne Bar also had a response for Noah:
Comedy Central did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment regarding Noah’s past social media comments.