"After talking to Shane Gillis, we decided he would not switch to" SNL "," said a "SNL" spokesman in the name of Lorne Michaels in a statement to CNN. "We want to have & # 39; SNL & # 39; within the show a variety of voices and points of view, and we hired Shane for his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for & # 39; SNL & # 39 ;. The language he uses is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier and that our review process did not meet our expectations standard . "
Following the news of his fall, Gillis wrote on Twitter:" I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get 'SNL. "You can not take that away."
Er added, "Of course I wanted the opportunity to prove myself at & # 39; SNL & # 39; but I understand that it would be too big a distraction, I respect the decision they made ; I am sincerely grateful f for the occasion. I've always been a crazy TV guy anyway.
The NBC Sketch Show had announced Gillis' stance last week, along with new series regulars Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, the only full-time performer of East Asian descent in the next season Afternoon, news broke on Gillis' story, in which he defamed comments on Chinese Americans and homosexuals during the episodes of Matt McCusker's "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast" (Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast There live f ̵
1; ing ch – ks "from Chinatown. Gillis also ridicules a Chinese accent, the language barrier, and says, "Chinatown's Crazy Feelings."
Gillis responded to the reaction on Thursday night and wrote on Twitter: "I'm a comedian who crosses borders when you see my 10-year-old comedy go through, most of them bad, you will find many bad mistakes "and that" I am pleased to apologize to anyone who is actually offended by anything that I have said.
Many accepted his offer, including the television artist Daniel Chun
who wrote back: "I was offended, Shane! Novelist Monica Byrne
replied, "I look forward to your offer being revoked, Dude. Wow. "Weekend he did not think Gillis should lose his job.
" Throughout my upbringing, I've experienced a lot of anti-Asian racism, and it hurts. It's something very real, and I think anti-Asiatic racial concepts are not taken as seriously as insults against other groups. "Yang said in a performance on" State of the Union "with CNN's Jake Tapper," But at the same time, I think our country has become overly punitive and vindictive about remarks that people perceive as offensive or racist and that we must try to go beyond it if we can, especially in a case where the person in this case is to me like a comedian, whose words should be seen in a slightly different light.
In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Yang wrote that Gillis had turned to him and they were about to meet.
Gillis is just the latest example of the comments and actions of a comedian new to the online world
Trevor Noah had a backlash against some of his old tweets, which were considered offensive to women and Jews when he hosted Comedy Central's The Daily Show in 2015. Kevin Hart stepped down from the Moderation of this year's Oscars back After his past, homophobic tweets popped in. Sarah Silverman recently announced that she was released from a movie after the producers had found a sketch of her eponymous Comedy Central show, in which she had made herself black – one Sketch that she claims to be unsupported.
Gillis should start his new job at "SNL" as part of the show's 45th season, d It will be premiered on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish.
Kyung Lah of CNN contributed to this report.