Comedy Central releases statement on Trevor Noah controversy - UPDATED
UPDATE 6:41 PM EDT: Noah has responded to the controversy with the following tweet:
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.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015
PREVIOUS: In the wake of allegations of anti-semitism, sexism and even racism against Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" replacement Trevor Noah, Comedy Central has released a statement defending their newest star against his very vocal critics.
"Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included," said the network in a 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."
Noah seemed to address the controversy on Twitter Monday with the tweet: "Twitter does not have enough characters to respond to all the characters on Twitter." It was quickly deleted, however.