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A rising star stalled by toxic tweets

A rising star stalled by toxic tweets

    Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo? Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many discovered just how offensive many of the edgy publication's cartoons actually were. Sure, the weekly was and continues to be an equal-opportunity offender. But today's hypersensitive age constantly raises new questions about what humor is acceptable or not, especially when it tries to cross cultural boundaries. That thought comes to mind as another “Wait ... what?” moment follows the news that Noah, 31, a...

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