““Saturday Night Live” is officially cutting ties with Shane Gillis.
“Gillis was one of three new cast members announced last week for the long-running NBC sketch comedy show’s upcoming 45th season.
“But shortly thereafter, clips began circulating from Gillis’ podcasts and other media in which he repeatedly used racist, homophobic, and misogynistic language. In a widely-shared clip from “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast,” Gillis and co-host Matt McClusker are discussing New York’s Chinatown when Gillis says, “Let the f—ing ch-nks live there.”
“He later recalls a restaurant being “full of f—ing Chinee [sic] in there.”
“In a separate podcast, “Ep 144 – A.I. is Racist,” Gillis and McCusker make fun of Asian accents about 22 minutes and 20 seconds in, referring to the video game “Clash of Clans” as “Crash of Crans” in a mock Chinese accent.”
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