It’s been a wild week for comedian Shane Gillis.
Last week, SNL announced he would be joining the cast of its 45th season. Then footage of him making inflammatory remarks about several different minority groups surfaced online. An outrage ensued and on Tuesday, SNL announced Gillis wouldn’t be joining the cast, after all.
In addition to calling Chinese people “f*cking ch*nks” and women “flat-chested b*tches,” Gillis has frequently used the word “f*ggot” in his standup routine and once joked about “hot Southern boys” being raped during the Civil War, comparing it to “having gay sex in jail.”
After it was announced Gillis wouldn’t be appearing on the show, the hashtags #fuckSNL, #boycottSNL, and #WokeIsAJoke began trending. Oddly, the vast majority of people using them appear to be straight white cisgender dudes who seem to feel personally attacked by Gillis being fired over his racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments.
And now, the tweets…
Especially all the Comedians out there YOU DID IT!#ShaneGillis will NOT be on @nbcsnl
Pat yourselfs in the back!!!
Fuck Yeah. You got a guy CANCELLED.
Congratulations. Now what’s his sentence? No work as a comedian?
Cut his Balls Off Publicly?
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 16, 2019
— Cigarsandscotch (@cigarsNscotch) September 17, 2019
— Revenge of the Cis (@ROTCRadio) September 19, 2019
— NÜ METAL WAS TIGHT (@FuneralBlues91) September 18, 2019
I don’t know who #ShaneGillis is, but the way these crybabies are having a fit, I’m gonna have to follow him.
— THIERRION KAGAN (@ThierrionKagan) September 14, 2019
But they don’t stop there…
Fuck NBC. Fuck Lorne Michaels. Fuck the cancel culture cunt coalition. Y’all can eat a bag of 2-week old dicks. You’re all monsters who will crucify anyone who gets in the way of your perfect agenda. You are all wastes of life. #FuckSNL #WokeIsAJoke
— Tommy Noble (@daymanAHH23) September 16, 2019
It’s a little hard to claim minority status when there are about 4 billion of you worldwide… maybe it’s just me. #shanegillis
— Handsome Jim Norton (@SexyJimNorton) September 13, 2019
I don't know if this has always been the case, but the #ShaneGillis story proves for certain one thing: A great audition alone won't get you a job at Saturday Night Live. You have to be safe also.
— Ray Rogers (@RayRogTweets) September 17, 2019
Fuck @nbcsnl women are useless and have no idea what funny is that’s what Lorne Michaels a Fucking woman
— Lorenzo Antonino (@jamesshores666) September 17, 2019
If it bothers you when ordering Chinese food you can't escape oks, and thens or seeing minors working in the kitchen and you make a joke about it you are racist.#shanegillis
Comedy is dead
— Davaf2000 (@franklion2014) September 13, 2019
— huckfinne (@huckfinne) September 16, 2019
Shall we continue?
"Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners." – George Carlin (who wouldn't have had a career today)
Shane Gillis is the latest victim of the coward culture. #SNL
— Dan Proft (@DanProft) September 18, 2019
This is incredibly stupid that “Cancel Culture” is still happening, and Shane Gillis is a new victim. This needs to stop!!
— Ian Shanks (@IanTShanks) September 18, 2019
— Luis J. Gomez (@luisjgomez) September 16, 2019
Cancel culture claims another victim. Remember folks, never… EVER! make fun of Chinese food. That’s what nazi’s do and it will not be tolerated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Johnny Redpill ?? (@JohnnyRedpill) September 19, 2019
Wow imagine that a pro left unfunny bunch of dicks. Comedy should be down the middle and take cracks at the ridiculousness of society. #fucksnl
— Matt mckinney (@Mattmck54222443) September 17, 2019
Shane Gillis is better than all of you.
SNL is no longer (and hasn’t been) about the comedy for a long time. It’s become posturing and pandering to a specific group of viewers in a safe space echo chamber.
— C.U.N.T. (@CompoundUnion) September 16, 2019
Why so angry, guys?