In the since deleted YouTube video from 2018, new #SNL cast member Shane Gillis talks about going to Chinese restaurants: “The translation between you and the waiter is such a f—ing hassle, I’m pointing at it" https://t.co/GxP5RaaJqc— Variety (@Variety) September 12, 2019
Take him down with the quickness; Not only has SNL hired their first cast memeber of East Asian descent with Bowen Yang, they also hired Shane Gillis...who, not even a year ago, was being racist against East Asian people on a podcast, complete with slurs.
this, again, is from September 2018 pic.twitter.com/inYFT22zjl— Seth Simons (@sasimons) September 12, 2019
"An Asian trying to learn english bothers me more than someone playing Lil Uzi Vert loud on their phone," He says, there's another video in the Twitter thread.
Video episodes of the podcast have been scrubbed, but the audio remains.
the racism was brought to Variety's attention by freelancer Seth Simons. SNL / Gillis has not commented.
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