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People Are Mad About Trevor Noah's Old Tweets About Women And Jews

And the backlash begins... UPDATE: Comedy Central is sticking by the new Daily Show host, who also tweeted a response to his critics.

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And Twitter was all..."WHO?!?"

Who the heck is Trevor Noah? In any case good luck to him. #TheDailyShow

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*Googles: 'Who the hell is Trevor Noah?' ...* http://t.co/dDvybMM9MV

Who and the heck is @Trevornoah ? @TheDailyShow

But after some digging, Twitter users grew more acquainted with Noah...and found some of his old tweets about Israel and Jews.

Sad that some1 as ignorant as @TrevorNoah will host @TheDailyShow w/ comments like these. #Israel @StandWithUs

New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Is Callous Jew-Basher on Twitter http://t.co/6IINNvVI7H #RFRA The Leftist Jew Bashers

.WTF DID YOU SAY @Trevornoah? GOT ANYTHING ELSE SMART TO SAY ABOUT JEWS LITTLE #AntiSemite ?

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The guy seems to have a problem with Jews.... What's that called again? #DailyShow @Trevornoah

And some other tweets about women...

So I must make my woman fear my penis? RT @UberFacts: The more you fear something, the bigger it appears.

A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you'll probably never get to ride it.

And fat women.

"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.

So she gets fat? RT @missdanibagel: When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes 10 times the woman she was before

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As his old tweets made the rounds, some were no longer impressed with Stewart's replacement.

Jews, "untermenschen", "fat chicks" & "girls with big asses" - subjects of @Trevornoah's low-brow humour. Jon Stewart's replacement, folks!

People immediately started tweeting at Comedy Central about their new hire.

Hey @ComedyCentral your new hire @Trevornoah = racist Jew hater

Even Roseanne chimed in.

@Trevornoah U should cease sexist & anti semitic 'humor' about jewish women & Israel. #comedyCentral

Some even said they wouldn't be watching.

.@TheDailyShow seriously not cool with @Trevornoah's anti-Semitic "jokes". Won't be watching.

Settles it. Won't be watching. RT @Trevornoah "Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.

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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:

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.

Jaimie Etkin is the entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Jaimie Etkin at jaimie.etkin@buzzfeed.com.

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