toxic masculinity

Straight white guys seem especially triggered by SNL firing Shane Gillis

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.

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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.”

Related: Sources imply ‘SNL’ knew about Shane Gillis’s bigotry and hired him anyway

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…

But they don’t stop there…

Shall we continue?

Why so angry, guys?

Related: ‘SNL’ fires new cast member Shane Gillis over racist, homophobic comments