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== Controversy ==
 
== Controversy ==
After his hiring, Gillis came under fire for some racial slurs against Asian people back in 2018 (a year before he was hired), just as the show brought on it's first East Asian-American cast member, [[Bowen Yang]]. His comments also included homophobic slurs. In a tweet, he defended his comments, saying they were a part of his comedy.<ref>[https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/9/13/20864098/snl-shane-gillis-racist-homophobic-jokes-controversy-backlash Racist jokes by new SNL cast member Shane Gillis prompt backlash — and a non-apology about “risks”]</ref>
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After his hiring, Gillis came under fire for using racial slurs against Asian people in 2018 (a year before he was hired), just as the show brought on it's first East Asian-American cast member, [[Bowen Yang]]. His comments also included homophobic slurs. In a tweet, he defended his comments, saying they were a part of his comedy.<ref>[https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/9/13/20864098/snl-shane-gillis-racist-homophobic-jokes-controversy-backlash Racist jokes by new SNL cast member Shane Gillis prompt backlash — and a non-apology about “risks”]</ref>
   
 
== SNL Career ==
 
== SNL Career ==

Revision as of 19:10, September 14, 2019

Shane gillis
Shane Gillis
Date of Birth:
Years on SNL: season 45-present

Shane Gillis is an American comedian who joined Saturday Night Live for its 45th season.

Controversy

After his hiring, Gillis came under fire for using racial slurs against Asian people in 2018 (a year before he was hired), just as the show brought on it's first East Asian-American cast member, Bowen Yang. His comments also included homophobic slurs. In a tweet, he defended his comments, saying they were a part of his comedy.[1]

SNL Career

  • 2019-present: Featured Player

References

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