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Trevor Noah is already facing heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart’s replacement as host of “The Daily Show.”

Fans of the show scoured Noah’s Twitter to learn more about the comedian and found several “offensive” tweets he wrote about overweight women and Jews.

Comedy Central announced Monday that the 31-year-old South African with three appearances on “The Daily Show” under his belt would take over the show for Stewart, who told told his audience earlier this year that he would be stepping down as host. Noah, who has had a Twitter account since 2009, has a little more than 2 million followers and usually uses Twitter to promote comedy shows or share random observations.

Many Twitter users have taken to the platform to show their distaste for his tweets.

Despite the backlash, many fans have defended the comedian.

Neither Noah nor Comedy Central has acknowledged the Twitter backlash.

By Daniella Diaz