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'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis for Racist Comments

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'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis for Racist Comments

'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis for Racist Comments

'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis for Racist Comments .

The show has parted ways with the new hire after a clip of him making bigoted comments on a podcast surfaced.

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In the clip, Gillis makes racist comments about Chinese Americans and mocks their accent.

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Along with hiring Gillis, 'SNL' also brought on their first-ever Asian American cast member, Bowen Yang, for their 45th season.

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An 'SNL' spokesperson confirmed the firing to CNN.

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After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining 'SNL.'

, 'SNL' spokesperson, to CNN .

We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard, 'SNL' spokesperson, to CNN .

Following the news of his firing, Gillis made a statement on Twitter.

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I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get 'SNL.'

That can't be taken away, Shane Gillis, via Twitter

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