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Yang says comedian Shane Gillis reached out to him amid controversy (SNL Follow-Up)
The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Justine Coleman

Posted on 09/16/2019 4:09:30 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang said on Twitter that he will sit down with ousted "Saturday Night Live" comedian Shane Gillis.

The entrepreneur tweeted that the two will be "sitting down together soon" after the comedian reached out.

NBC's "SNL" decided not to hire Gillis after a video of Gillis using a racial slur against Asian people resurfaced last week, in addition to a podcast where Gillis called Yang a derogatory term. Variety also reported that Gillis used anti-gay and anti-Muslim language on his show.

The remarks sparked outrage, but Yang said Gillis should keep his job.

"We would benefit from being more forgiving rather than punitive," Yang said.

Gillis responded to the initial release of his remarks in a tweet, saying, "I'm happy to apologize to anyone who's actually offended by anything I've said."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewyang; genderdysphoria; homosexualagenda; pc; saturdaynightlive; saturdaynightvile; shanegillis; snl; twitter; yang
According to his original statement, Shane Gillis didn't care SNL dumped him.

Now we learn he's begging Andrew Yang to save his career.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

'SNL' decides not to hire new cast member after racist, sexist, homophobic remarks resurface

1 posted on 09/16/2019 4:09:30 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Did he use gook, slant, chink, oriental or nip?

Amazing how everyone’s so sensitive today.


2 posted on 09/16/2019 4:13:16 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Cancel culture begins to eat its own. Soon, no one will be pure enough.


3 posted on 09/16/2019 4:14:01 PM PDT by Flick Lives (MSM, the Enemy of the People since 1898)
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To: yesthatjallen

Don’t know either of these two yahoos.

But I recommend Dave Chappelle’s take on a “Chinese man in a black man’s body” during his discussion on why the “T”s (of the LGB etc) hate him so much.


4 posted on 09/16/2019 4:16:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: yesthatjallen

That’s it. I’m reaching out to John Kasich to help me locate some of my missing mail.


5 posted on 09/16/2019 4:16:52 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: dp0622

Comedy has always had a pass since it is supposed to be fun. Not when you have Communist thought Nazis around.


6 posted on 09/16/2019 4:29:19 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: dp0622

Saki summit.


7 posted on 09/16/2019 4:36:51 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: dp0622
Amazing how everyone’s so sensitive today.

I am too. To crap humor. And his is. And so is SNL's for that matter..

8 posted on 09/16/2019 4:38:43 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: bray
I'm happy to apologize to anyone who's actually offended by anything I've said.

said the wimp comedian.

For the record, anyone here on FR who is offended by anything I have said in the last twenty one years can go _get_ _a_ _life_! ;-)
9 posted on 09/16/2019 4:39:02 PM PDT by cgbg (Democracy dies in darkness when Bezos bans books.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Gillis should have made jokes (maybe he did...) about white, conservative, straight, Republican, Christian men. No problem there, and he would have probably been given a raise in salary by SNL.


10 posted on 09/16/2019 4:50:24 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives numerous, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: yesthatjallen

No one ever raised an eyebrow when you called them “gooks” when they were shooting at you.


11 posted on 09/16/2019 4:54:11 PM PDT by VietVet876
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To: yesthatjallen

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3779167/posts


12 posted on 09/16/2019 4:55:32 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey's Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate's wall. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Here's what really happened:
Variety also reported that Gillis used anti-gay and anti-Muslim language on his show.

13 posted on 09/16/2019 5:00:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Should anti Muslim and anti KKK language be used in the same sentence? I’m not sure why one entity gets a great rap and the other bad.


14 posted on 09/16/2019 5:22:08 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: yesthatjallen

I remember a show that was on about 40 years ago called Saturday Night Live. It was pretty funny.


15 posted on 09/16/2019 5:42:38 PM PDT by GSWarrior (I am a victim of racism every time I am called a racist because of my race.)
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To: dp0622
Did he use gook, slant, chink, oriental or nip?

John McCain used "gook".

16 posted on 09/16/2019 5:44:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Amazing how most of civilization has lived with silly name calling up until now. Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me.


17 posted on 09/16/2019 5:50:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: dfwgator
Did he use gook, slant, chink, oriental or nip?

Think he said, Hey, baby have a look at my yang!

18 posted on 09/16/2019 5:50:49 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: dp0622; SunkenCiv

Yang is a Chinese name, so I don’t think Andrew was offended by “gook” or “nip,” which stand for other ethnic groups.

But who is Shane Gillis, anyway?


19 posted on 09/16/2019 10:23:50 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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