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Posted at: Sep 18, 2019, 8:51 AM; last updated: Sep 18, 2019, 8:51 AM (IST)

Too soon to be true

Too soon to be true
Shane Gillis

Spokesperson of popular show Saturday Night Live in a recent statement shared that the show is cutting ties with Shane Gillis. The statement reads, “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL. We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show. We hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”

Meanwhile, Shane Gillis posted his own statement on Twitter regarding this and wrote, “It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. 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 mad TV guy anyway.”

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