'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.
In the clip, Gillis makes racist comments about Chinese Americans and mocks their accent.
Along with hiring Gillis, 'SNL' also brought on their first-ever Asian American cast member, Bowen Yang,
for their 45th season.
An 'SNL' spokesperson
confirmed the firing to CNN.
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.
I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get 'SNL.'
That can't be taken away, Shane Gillis, via Twitter