Patton Oswalt Posts 53 Tweets to Defend Trevor Noah

The 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' actor writes a series of tweets to explain that jokes sometimes can be offensive.

AceShowbiz - %cPatton Oswalt% has shown his support for the newly appointed "Daily Show" host %cTrevor Noah% amid backlash over his past jokes. In 53 tweets he posted on his Twitter on Wednesday, April 1, the Spencer Olchin of "The King of Queens" explained how comedians could come under fire for jokes that were considered offensive.

"Q: Why did the man* throw* butter* out of the window*? A: He wanted to see* butter fly*!" Oswalt began his rant with a joke. He then deconstructed the joke, writing, " 'Man' in my previous Tweet should not be construed as privileged, misogynist or anti-trans. Nor should there be ANY assumption of said man's race or religion. It could be an African American man, Asian, or any one of the vast multi-cultural mosaic which make up the world we live in today."

After a series of other tweets, he concluded, "Jokes should always entertain. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO HEARS THEM. A simple series of clarifying post-joke Tweets like the ones I just sent out will insure EVERYONE a gentle, comforting chuckle."

The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star also gave a shout out to Noah, "Welcome to comedy in 2015, @Trevornoah!" before adding, "Also, the 'come' part of 'welcome' shouldn't be construed in a 'faggy' way."

Noah, who has been chosen to replace %cJon Stewart% as "The Daily Show" host, landed in hot water as people took issue with his offensive jokes that he made before he joined the Comedy Central series as a correspondent in late 2014. Responding to the backlash, he tweeted on Tuesday, "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."

Comedy Central also defended the South African comedian, saying in a statement, "Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. 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."

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