Article from Reason by Robby Soave.
Last week, Saturday Night Live announced that comedian Shane Gillis would be joining the cast. On Monday, the show reversed its decision.
“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘S.N.L.,'” an NBC spokesperson said in a statement.
What happened? Twitter. Last Thursday, a journalist unearthed video footage of Gillis making offensive comments about Asian people during a comedy podcast. He also used homophobic language. In response, many on social media called for him to be fired.
Gillis offered a partial apology that was also a partial defense of his statements.
— Shane Gillis (@Shanemgillis) September 13, 2019
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