Trevor Noah has taken to Twitter in order to combat an uproar over his past use of Twitter.
The heretofore little-known South African comedian has been constantly in the news over the last 48 hours, first for being named the next host of The Daily Show and then for people scrambling to answer one simple question:
Who the heck is Trevor Noah?!?
This question took them to Twitter, where they happened upon a series of online jokes from many years ago that don't exactly paint women or Jewish people in a positive light.
"Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!" read one Noah Tweet, while another quoted "fat chicks" as thinking:
Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!
Comedy Central released a statement in defense of Noah, arguing that he “pushes boundaries” and should not be judged on a “handful of jokes.”
And now Trevor Noah has come out and passed along a similar message.
"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 this evening in response to the scandal.
What do you think, readers? Forgive and forget Noah? Or fire and frown upon?