About Those Problematic Trevor Noah Tweets That Are Tearing the Internet Apart
Well the honeymoon was nice while it lasted. After the official announcement was made yesterday , the vetting process began for new Daily Show host Trevor Noah. And Twitter is a bitch.
Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn't go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 25, 2012
"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011
I'm watching Olympic women's hockey. It's like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 31, 2012
Well, that’s disappointing.
First and foremost, those are not funny jokes. They just aren’t. Secondly, CAN WE HAVE ONE NICE GODDAMN THING? Seriously?
I don’t think that this proves Noah is a misogynistic. I think four sexist, gross Tweets from three or four years ago shouldn’t overshadow the rest of his career. And I think that we can learn a good deal about Noah once his inevitable apology is released. But I also understand why lots of female fans of The Daily Show might have felt like we just lost something.
Under Stewart, we had a guy who seems to have actively encouraged Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams (among others) to take on the problems that face women. It’s been the largest platform discussing street harassment, women in the military, college rape, and the diminishing of female voters by labeling specific things “women’s issues.” It felt like a team of people who were on our side.
Under Noah, we’ll have a guy …
A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you'll probably never get to ride it.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 28, 2011
who one time referred to a woman as an “it.”
F*ck it. I’m going back to bed.