Do the people who got Shane Gillis fired before he even started at SNL feel good about themselves? When future generations stand at a cemetery of decrepit grave markers and wonder how much greatness is contained underfoot, do you think they will be thinking, with a tear in their eye, “I’ll bet some of these people, from the comfort of their couch, on their palm communication device, negatively altered the path of another human’s existence because they talked in a fake Chinese accent.”
The virtue signaling of SNL is particularly galling because they made their bones with this–>
Why is Lorne Michaels allowed to work? He was responsible for this. Why is John Belushi spoken about respectfully as a great comedian? Shouldn’t he be condemned along the lines of Kate Smith?
I could dredge up the Mexican Bees. I could dredge up a Garrett Morris making fun of Spanish baseball players. SNL produced Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest, one doing blackface and the other a gay brown person. (How do I know Guest’s character was gay? Crystal had to get Guest to say “Sirloin.” His clue was “the ultimate meat.” Guest’s response was (in a weird Spanish accent) “Mel Gibson.”
Here they both are doing blackface, in a piece about the Negro Leagues.
I could go on, but the point is, SNL sitting in judgement of a man’s career for doing a joke based on race is the funniest joke they’ve written in a long time.