AceShowbiz - No one can seem to escape from the past. Just hours after being announced as one of the three new "Saturday Night Live" cast members, Shane Gillis is now landing in hot water after a video of him using homophobic and racial remarks resurfaces online.
In the video, which was initially uploaded on a YouTube channel called "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast" before it got deleted, Shane could be seen saying, "Chinatown's f***ing nuts," to comedian Matt McCusker. "Let the f***ing ch-nks live there."
Later in the video, which dated dfrom September 26, 2018, Shane went on saying, "The translation between you and the waiter is such a f***ing hassle, I'm pointing at it." In another clip from the same podcast recording, he joked about being annoyed by Asian people trying to learn English, adding, "Nice racism. Good racism."
As if that was not enough, Shane was heard using homophobic slurs in another episode of the podcast. He and Matt mocked Judd Apatow and Chris Gethard when they were chatting about comedians who adopt a more confessional style by calling them "white f****t comics" and "f***ing gayer than ISIS."
Also in the same episode, the co-hosts used race, gender, and sexual orientation to rank how funny comedians are. "White chicks are literally the bottom," said Shane. "Ali Wong is making it so Asian chicks are funnier than white chicks."
The clips were shared on Twitter by Seth Simons, a freelance writer and editor who covers comedy. The podcast airs on the Bonfire on Sirius XM and is also available on iTunes.
This arrives after SNL announced Shane as the new addition to the long-running comedy show for its upcoming 45th season alongside Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. The new season will premiere on September 28 on NBC with host Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish as the musical guest.