Controversial comedian Shane Gillis was fired from his job at ‘Saturday Night Live’ after an outcry over videos of him using racist and sexist slurs. As Fox News reports:
Shane Gillis will not be appearing on “Saturday Night Live” this fall.
Less than a week after the comedian was announced as a new featured player for Season 45 of the Emmy-winning sketch series, he was fired.
“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” an SNL spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels, the iconic series’ creator and producer, confirmed to Fox News. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL.
“We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”
Did SNL do the right thing? Or is it caving to a politically correct mob?