New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shane Gillis Uses Racial Slur in Resurfaced Video

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shane Gillis Uses Racial Slur in Resurfaced Video

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shane Gillis Uses Racial Slur in Resurfaced Video

A newly announced "Saturday Night Live" cast member posted a video past year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.

In a clip (embedded below) from "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast", dated September 2018 and brought to light on Twitter by freelance writer Seth Simons, Gillis refers to "the f-king ch-nks" while riffing with cohost Matt McCusker on Chinatown's architecture and restaurants.

"'Let the f*cking Ch*nks live there, '" Gillis quipped.

Just hours after the comedy show revealed its newest stars, which includes Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, a clip from September 2018 posted to a YouTube channel called Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast began to circulate online.

Vulture's Megh Wright reported that Gillis had a history of making similar videos, talking to those in the Philadelphia comedy scene and pointing out an active subreddit dedicated to his podcast.

Gillis: "I love to [incoherent] f*cking racist". "Oh, & you're going to make fun of Chinese accents by replacing Ls w/ Rs?"

Shane Gillis performs onstage at the 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco, California on June 21, 2019.

He tweeted: 'I'm a comedian who pushes boundaries.

Yang became the fourth cast member of Asian descent following Rob Schneider, Fred Armisen, and Nasim Pedrad (who hails from Iran which is considered Western Asia).

In a statement published on his Twitter account, Gillis responded to the criticism over his language, saying he is "happy to apologize to anyone who's actually offended by anything I've said".

The comments were uncovered by a comedy journalist several hours after NBC announced that the comedian, Shane Gillis, 31, would be joining the cast along with two other performers, one of them the show's first Chinese-American player. "My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes the requires risks". "That's been a nice surprise", said Yang of his writing work last season.

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