Trevor Noah

Tweeps have compared Trevor Noah to Kanye West after old anti-Semitic tweets resurfaced on social media.
Images via YouTube screenshots: The Daily Show/ Drink Champs

‘What about Trevor Noah?’: Tweeps dig up SA star’s ‘Jewish jokes’

The internet never forgets! Trevor Noah has been labelled a ‘hypocrite’ for criticising Kanye, after his old anti-Semitic tweets resurfaced.

Trevor Noah

Tweeps have compared Trevor Noah to Kanye West after old anti-Semitic tweets resurfaced on social media.
Images via YouTube screenshots: The Daily Show/ Drink Champs

Kanye West has received many a tongue-lashing over his anti-Semitic slurs in recent weeks – including from South African comedian Trevor Noah.

But according to many social media users, The Daily Show host is guilty of the same social media faux pas.

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Last week, Trevor Noah laid into Kanye West over his anti-Semitic rant that saw him being banned on both Instagram and Twitter.

To the horror of many fans, Kanye posted that he would be going “Death Con 3” on “all Jews”. Over the weekend, the estranged husband of Kim Kardashian continued his line of thought in the podcast Drink Champs. In it, he accused Jewish people of “owning the black voice”.

He also criticised Trevor Noah, adding: “Trevor Noah is not even from America, he just looks black. He’s gonna say ‘Yo, Kim it’s going to get dangerous’. So he putting that all ‘He’s so crazy, he’s OJ [in her head]”.

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But tweeps have now turned their attention onto the SA star and his own history of shady tweets between the years 2009 and 2012. 

In 2015, following the announcement that he would be the new presenter of The Daily Show, Trevor’s past “satirical” tweets came back to haunt him. In many of the posts, the comedian took aim at women and Jews.

Here are a few of his tweets:

“Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn’t look before crossing but I still would have felt so bad in my German car!”

“Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn’t go down easy, just Jewish chicks. #ElClasico”

“South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful”

“Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as a rich Jewish man”

However, Trevor Noah clapped back at the fuss, tweeting: “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”

With the tweeps seeing the light of day again, many social media users used the opportunity to compare Trevor Noah to Kanye West

@Salixj: “Call out Kanye West, people should. Call out Candace Owens. People should. But if you are focusing on them & not also calling out Trevor Noah, then it isn’t about antisemitism. Antisemites are everywhere sadly. Jews need to come home before it is too late”

@theisraelfiles: “There’s Kanye, the antisemite who openly and unapologetically hates Jews but *at least* doesn’t question a Jew’s intelligence. Then there’s Trevor Noah, the antisemite who criticizes other antisemites (Kanye) for their antisemitism, thinking the Jew is dumb or has a short memory”

@DanielGabbay: “Trevor Noah has constantly framed things in a way that is harmful to the safety of Jews. Not 10 years ago but this whole year”

@yesh222: “Trevor Noah, time and again, has shown that he is the exact same type of antisemite at his core that Kanye West is, perhaps without the detailed language. Noah believes that Jews are powerful and privileged and therefore are valid targets in a world that should protect the weak”

@Mike_USA4ISRAEL: “@Trevornoah spare us your empty comments about Kanye and his anti-Semitism. You’re one of the biggest Jew haters around. You’re no better than him.”



Like he did several months ago when he compared Kanye’s behaviour to domestic abuse, Trevor Noah last week discussed the rapper in a segment of The Daily Show.

And in typical comedic fashion, Noah dragged the rapper for filth.

He said: “I don’t even know where to begin with this shit…I mean, promoting antisemitism to your 50 million followers?

“If you’re trying to tell people how hard you’re going to go, that’s just a weird way to do it”.

Trevor mocked Kanye for his poor choice of words – “Defcon 3 not Death Con 3”. He also claimed that Ye had officially gone “right off the deep end”.

Trevor Noah then stepped it up a notch, taking a blow at Kanye’s allegiance with Donald Trump and “rightwingers”.

He continued: “I feel bad for American rightwingers, you know? Because they’re getting Kanye now. They missed College Dropout, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Graduation. They missed all that and they’re getting this Kanye. It’s like getting to date the high school prom king, but decades after high school.”

Watch what Trevor had to say below: