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When it comes to respecting women, new “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is no Jon Stewart

The comedian has quickly come under fire for his repeatedly sexist tweets

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Left: Justin Barlow/Gallo Images/Getty Images for MTV, Right: Women in the World

 

Newly-minted “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has some big boots to fill — not just on TV, but in the way he treats women in his comedic stylings. Just a day after many celebrated Noah’s appointment as the new face of Comedy Central’s flagship show, the South African comic faced a major backlash for some of his past tweets, some of which are offensive to women. His predecessor proves it’s possible to be humorous about women and women’s issues without sounding condescending, at best, and misogynistic, at worst.

Make no mistake: Jon Stewart is a friend of ours. What we love about him is that he’s arch and articulate and, most importantly, his comedy is inclusive.

And to illustrate our point, we’ve lined the following tweets from Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart. If you’re taking notes, Trevor, Jon’s tweets show how to do comedy without being offensive to women. Yours … well, not so much. Here are a bunch of hits and misses.

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In a statement on Tuesday, Comedy Central stood behind Noah saying, “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,” the New York Times reported.

Next month, Jon Stewart returns to the Women in the World Summit taking place April 22-24 in New York City.

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