Shane Gillis Responds to SNL Firing: 'I Was Always a MADtv Guy Anyway'

TVLine | 9/16/2019 | Andy Swift
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Minutes after it was announced that new cast member Shane Gillis had been fired from Saturday Night Live over his history of racist and homophobic comments, the disgraced comedian took to social media to speak his mind.

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“It feels ridiculous for comedians to making serious public statements but here we are,” Gillis wrote on Monday, using what appears to be a notes app on his phone. “I’m a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can’t be taken away. Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction. I respect the decision they made. I’m honestly grateful for the opportunity. I was always a [MADtv] guy anyway.”

Gillis was one of three new additions announced for SNL‘s upcoming 45th season, along with Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, the latter of whom is the...
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