On Monday, Comedy Central confirmed Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as The Daily Show host.
And Twitter was all..."WHO?!?"
But after some digging, Twitter users grew more acquainted with Noah...and found some of his old tweets about Israel and Jews.
And some other tweets about women...
And fat women.
As his old tweets made the rounds, some were no longer impressed with Stewart's replacement.
People immediately started tweeting at Comedy Central about their new hire.
Even Roseanne chimed in.
Some even said they wouldn't be watching.
Update — Noah tweeted this Tuesday morning, presumably in response to the backlash, but deleted it around 30 minutes later.
On Tuesday afternoon, Comedy Central released the following statement to BuzzFeed News: "Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. 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."
About two hours after Comedy Central released its statement, Noah tweeted the following:
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