Trevor Noah: Defended by Comedy Central Amidst TwitterGate

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If Comedy Central was looking to make headlines with its replacement for Jon Stewart, the network has succeeded.

Although perhaps not in the way it intended.

Just one day after being announced at the next host of The Daily Show, Noah has found himself under fire for a number of Tweets he wrote back in 2011.

Trevor Noah on Comedy Central

Critics have pounced on them as anti-Semetic and/or sexist (sample: "A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you'll probably never get to ride it."), with some wondering if Noah will even be let go from The Daily Show before he even begins his hosting stint.

In a word? No.

He will not.

"Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” a rep for the network told The Wrap, adding:

“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."

The 31-year old South African was considered a surprise selection by many because he's only appeared as a Daily Show contributor three times.

But Comedy Central was clearly looking for a fresh face with a strong, unique point of view.

As a South African native who hosted his own talk show in that country and whose parents are a mixed race couple that married illegally... it's safe to say Noah qualifies as such.

Get to know him here:

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