New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shane Gillis Says He ‘Pushes Boundaries’ After Racist Slurs Resurface

Published on Sep 13, 2019

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shane Gillis Says He ‘Pushes Boundaries’ After Racist Slurs Resurface

Shane Gillis, one of three comedians announced as new cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” is coming under fire for making jokes containing racial slurs. Not long after Gillis’ “SNL” casting was announced, freelance writer and editor Seth Simons posted on Twitter a video from Gillis’ podcast, “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast,” in which the comedian is heard saying, “Chinatown’s fucking nuts. Let the fucking ch*nks live there.” Gillis addresses Chinese restaurants by joking, “The translation between you and the waiter is such a fucking hassle, I’m pointing at it.”

Variety reports additional episodes of Gillis’ podcast finds the comedian having “a long history of denigrating women, Muslims and the Lgbt community, among other groups.” In one episode about the Battle of Gettysburg, Gillis refers to screaming soldiers as “so gay” and uses the words “retard” and “faggot.” One joke finds Gillis and his co-host comparing

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Author: Zack Sharf