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About Those Problematic Trevor Noah Tweets That Are Tearing the Internet Apart

By Emily Cutler | Industry | March 31, 2015 |

By Emily Cutler | Industry | March 31, 2015 |

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.

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 …

who one time referred to a woman as an “it.”

F*ck it. I’m going back to bed.

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