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'''Shane Gillis''' is an American comedian who joined ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' for its [[season 45|45th season]].
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'''Shane Gillis''' is an American comedian. He was announced as a new ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' cast member for [[season 45]], but was dropped before the season began.
   
 
== 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>
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Following internet outrage, including multiple articles in left-leaning media sources, NBC announced that Gillis would not be joining SNL. Having been a cast member for five days without appearing on the show, he set the record for the shortest tenure on SNL. ([[Emily Prager]] was credited for one episode and didn't appear, but she had a longer association with SNL and made several uncredited appearances.)
   
 
== SNL Career ==
 
== SNL Career ==
*2019-present: Featured Player
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*September 12-16, 2019: Featured Player
   
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 20:47, September 16, 2019

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

Shane Gillis is an American comedian. He was announced as a new Saturday Night Live cast member for season 45, but was dropped before the season began.

Controversy Edit

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]

Following internet outrage, including multiple articles in left-leaning media sources, NBC announced that Gillis would not be joining SNL. Having been a cast member for five days without appearing on the show, he set the record for the shortest tenure on SNL. (Emily Prager was credited for one episode and didn't appear, but she had a longer association with SNL and made several uncredited appearances.)

SNL Career Edit

  • September 12-16, 2019: Featured Player

References Edit

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