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Andrew Yang Says New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Shouldn’t Be Fired for Calling Him a ‘Jew Ch**k’

Andrew Yang has waded into the hot waters comedian Shane Gillis found himself in after making racist remarks about Chinese people in newly-unearthed video clips.

Gillis, who was announced as one of three new cast members for the 45th season of “Saturday Night Live,” referred to Chinese people as “f***ing c***ks,” mocked Chinese restaurants and declared “I love to be f***ing racist” in a September 2018 podcast with Matt McCusker.

New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Says Calling Chinese People ‘Ch*nks’ is Just ‘Pushing Boundaries’

Comedian Shane Gillis has issued a statement after generating backlash from a YouTube video of him calling Chinese people “chinks” along with many other derogatory remarks about Chinese culture.

Gillis’ racial slurs came back to haunt him immediately after he was announced as a new cast member for the upcoming season of New Saturday Night Live, alongside writer and comedian Bowen Yang, the show’s first fully East Asian cast member.

‘SNL’ Casts Comedian Who Used Racist Anti-Chinese Slurs Alongside Bowen Yang

On Thursday, the internet rejoiced with news that “Saturday Night Live” was adding three additional cast members, most notably Bowen Yang, the first fully East Asian American cast member.

Yang became the fourth cast member of Asian descent following Rob Schneider, Fred Armisen, and Nasim Pedrad (who hails from Iran which is considered Western Asia).