Trevor Noah’s surprising appointment to “The Daily Show” host Monday was the talk of Twitter, but some past comments by the South African comedian surfaced to negative reaction on social media.

Comedy Central President praised the 31-year-old as “wicked funny” upon announcing him as Jon Stewart‘s replacement while many on Twitter were ecstatic over his appointment to the Comedy Central staple.

Chris Rock pointed to another trailblazer: “Thank You President Obama,” he tweeted.

 

But amid positive tweets about Noah’s standup in South Africa and support for his global appeal came mention of past tweets he’s penned about Jews and women.

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Roseanne Bar also had a response for Noah:

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Comedy Central did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment regarding Noah’s past social media comments.