Shane Gillis (right) was originally hired along with Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. Photo: NBC

Saturday Night Live fires comic Shane Gillis after outcry over anti-Chinese slurs

  • Spokesperson says language used by comedian was ‘offensive, hurtful and unacceptable’ and apologises for vetting process being ‘not up to our standard’
  • In 2018 podcast, Gillis mocked Chinese accents and made racist references to Chinatown
Topic |   Racism

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Shane Gillis (right) was originally hired along with Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. Photo: NBC
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(L-R) Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis. Photo: NBC

New ‘Saturday Night Live’ hire Shane Gillis uses anti-Chinese slur in resurfaced video

  • In the YouTube clip, Gillis used a derogatory word for Chinese people when he marvelled that a city allowed the building of predominantly Chinese architecture
  • The show has taken heat over the years for lack of ethnic diversity, with scant Asian representation among its cast members
Topic |   United States

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(L-R) Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis. Photo: NBC
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