Future "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah landed at the center of a major online controversy earlier today, after a series of old jokes containing anti-Semitic and sexist content were discovered on his Twitter account.
After wisely keeping quiet (mostly) throughout today's tempest -- which has already reached the inevitable backlash to the backlash stage -- Noah finally came out with a response late this afternoon, writing on Twitter:
Comedy Central, too, is standing by its man: “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” the network said in the statement. “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.”