ONN – Shane Gillis, Apologize To Me, Zennie Abraham, For Your Racist Video, Get Mental Help
New Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis was the focus of a racist video that surfaced. In it, the comedian issued vile insults about Asians. He asked if anyone was offended. Well, I am.
Racism is a mental illness. Shane Gillis needs to get help to have himself cured of it.
I am glad he apologized. Well, really, I am not. He did so to save his SNL gig. What if they sacked him anyway? They should have.
Shane Gillis wrote “I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses. I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said.”
I think the most awful aspect of this story is that Saturday Night Live Showrunner Lorne Michaels has elected to use racism to make a ratings buck. That’s what will happen if Shane Gillis remains on the cast. Then, we will have a steady drip of racist comments he made and it will tarnish Saturday Night Live.
No wonder Leslie Jones left.
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Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media