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

Published on Sep 13, 2019

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

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Author: Brian Steinberg