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EntertainmentSandra Oh praises SNL decision to fire new cast member Shane Gillis

08:20  18 september  2019
08:20  18 september  2019 Source:   ew.com

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Saturday Night Live rarely pleases everyone, and this week was no exception — but at least the show has Sandra Oh on its side. After a tumultuous four days (was that all?), SNL fired new cast member Shane Gillis on Monday, following controversy over resurfaced videos and audio recordings that

Saturday Night Live has fired its new hire Shane Gillis before he even appeared on the programme. The news of Gillis ’s casting was met with an The news of Gillis ’s casting was met with an outcry after it was revealed that the comedian had a history of making racist and homophobic comments.

Sandra Oh praises SNL decision to fire new cast member Shane Gillis© Amy Sussman/Getty Images; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Saturday Night Live rarely pleases everyone, and this week was no exception — but at least the show has Sandra Oh on its side.

After a tumultuous four days (was that all?), SNL fired new cast member Shane Gillis on Monday, following controversy over resurfaced videos and audio recordings that featured Gillis using racial and homophobic slurs. The Killing Eve star — and SNL host earlier this year — praised the decision in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning, decrying Gillis as a “LAZY ASS UNORIGINAL” and a “[purveyor] of racist homophobic content.”

Oh also congratulated SNL‘s other new cast additions, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, the latter of whom is the show’s first full-time cast member of Asian descent.

Other celebrities, however, came to Gillis’ defense on Twitter, with former SNL cast members Rob Schneider and Norm Macdonald tweeting their sympathies. Addressing Gillis, Macdonald wrote, “I can’t even imagine how you must feel. The work it takes to get that show and to have it snatched away by some guy who does ‘Spoken Bird’ poetry,” a reference to journalist Seth Simons, who raised awareness of Gillis’ past remarks.

NBC, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stay Mum as Shane Gillis Controversy Grows

NBC, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stay Mum as Shane Gillis Controversy Grows NBC and “Saturday Night Live” are grappling with how to respond to the growing outcry over the the discovery that a comedian set to join the show has a history of making racist and homophobic statements as part of his act and on a podcast that he co-hosts. The social media-fueled controversy that erupted around Shane Gillis on Thursday night is just the latest to envelope “SNL” and various members of its troupe. Gillis’ participation in a podcast was resurfaced Thursday by Seth Simons, a journalist who often writes about comedy. “Let the f—ing ch-nks live there,” Gillis is heard to say in one podcast episode about Chinatown.

" Saturday Night Live " alumnus Rob Schneider spoke out in defense of Shane Gillis , a new cast member of the show who was dropped after video circulated of Actress Sandra Oh praised " SNL " for its decision not to "legitimize and/or give a platform" to "purveyors of racist homophobic content."

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Schneider also addressed Gillis directly, writing, “I am sorry that you had the misfortune of being a cast member during this era of cultural unforgiveness where comedic misfires are subject to the intolerable inquisition of those who never risked bombing on stage themselves.” In a later tweet, Schneider attempted to clarify his position, adding, “There’s a difference between exposing truths through Free Speech and just being ugly. It’s not okay to say racist things under the guise of comedy.”

Comedians Condemn Shane Gillis Over Slurs

Comedians Condemn Shane Gillis Over Slurs “Saturday Night Live” showrunner Lorne Michaels has yet to comment on the racist and homophobic remarks made by newly hired cast member Shane Gillis, but comedians and actors are expressing their condemnation on social media, some even asking that he be fired from the show. Footage of Gillis’s podcast, “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast,” was posted to social media by entertainment journalist Seth Simons on Thursday. In it, Gillis, when discussing New York City’s Chinatown, is heard saying, “Let the f-cking ch-nks live there,” and mocks immigrants’ language skills.

first cast member fired for racism against asians. This is better than any joke Shane Gillis ever told. Welcome to SNL . He answered to Netflix for that special. They made the decision to pay him for the content or not.

Shane Gillis . Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Clusterfest. Less than a week after Saturday Night Live announced its three new cast members , one of them has already been fired from the show following a controversy surrounding his recent racist and homophobic remarks.

Saturday Night Live returns for its 45th season Sept. 28 with Woody Harrelson hosting and Billie Eilish as musical guest.

Related video: For more on Gillis' firing, watch below (via TODAY)

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    Shane Gillis Makes First Stand-Up Appearance Since ‘SNL’ Firing.
    Comedian Shane Gillis made his first public appearance Wednesday night since he was hired by “Saturday Night Live,” then fired from the show days later amid controversy over his use of racist slurs. Appearing on stage at comedy club the Stand in New York City, Gillis performed an 11-minute set that pulled no punches when it came to his recent career turn. “Everybody’s been like, you can’t say sh–t and not expect consequences,” he said, wearing a “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast” hoodie. “I’m fine with the consequences. I’m not arguing. F–ck it. But I do want everyone to know that I’ve been reading every one of my death threats in an Asian accent.

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