Back from a week-long hiatus, Jon Stewart finally had a chance to comment on the controversy involving his replacement.
It's barely been a week since Trevor Noah was announced as the new host of The Daily Show. And it was only a few hours after that announcement that a scandal erupted over sexist and anti-Semitic tweets that the comic had written years ago.
Of course, in the media, a week is a lifetime, and since then, it seems like everyone has given their opinion on the story. The only person who hasn't is Jon Stewart, who was on vacation last week. Last night, The Daily Show came back, and Stewart finally had a chance to address the issue, saying:
"Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect… or not. Just as I earned your trust and respect… or did not."
Lest it seem like he wasn't in support of Noah, Stewart had this to add:
"The only thing I would say is I do hope you give him an opportunity to earn that trust and respect, because my experience with him is that he is an incredibly thoughtful and considerate and funny and smart individual. And man, I think you give him that time, and it's going to be well worth it."
Well said, Jon. Let's hope the world decides to give Noah another chance, and let's hope that he learns which tweets to save in his drafts folder.