Sarah Silverman says blackface sketch got her fired from movie




In an episode of her former Comedy Central current “The Sarah Silverman Program” that she has talked about she does not stand by, Silverman’s character dons darkish face paint to see whether or not or not it is harder to be black or Jewish.

The episode, which was supposed to have a look at racism from the point of view of Silverman’s eponymous character, choices the comedian saying: “I look like the beautiful Queen Latifah,” and telling the congregation at an African-American church: “I’m black today.”

Speaking to The Bill Simmons Podcast remaining week, Silverman revealed: “I recently was going to do a movie … a really sweet part and a cool little movie.”

“Then at 11 p.m. the night before, they fired me because they saw that picture of me in blackface from that episode,” she added. “So they hired someone else who’s wonderful but who’s never stuck her neck out.”

Silverman talked about she “didn’t fight it,” nevertheless added: “It was so disheartening, it just made me real, real sad because I’ve kind of devoted my life to making it right.”

The comedian, whose reveals and stand-up routines are well-known for his or her provocative supplies, has beforehand talked about she isn’t happy with the episode.

“I don’t stand by the blackface sketch,” she suggested GQ remaining 12 months. “I’m horrified by it, and I can’t erase it. I can only be changed by it and move on.”

She added: “That was such liberal-bubble stuff, where I actually thought it was dealing with racism by using racism. I don’t get joy in that anymore. It makes me feel yucky.”

And Silverman outlined on The Bill Simmons Podcast that “there was so much I didn’t know” whereas she was making her current. “I knew there was racism, I knew that there was and I wanted to illuminate that in some way in comedy. But I didn’t know that cops were killing black people and unarmed black teenagers on the regular, and that changed me forever.”

Silverman, an outspoken supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders and a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, nonetheless argued in opposition to “cancel culture” all through the podcast.

“It’s like if you’re not on board if you say the wrong thing if you had a tweet once … everyone is, like, throwing the first stone,” she talked about, dubbing the event “righteousness porn.”

“On my show, The Sarah Silverman Program, which I love, there’s so much problematic from that show. I mean it’s brutal,” she talked about.

Silverman is one amongst many leisure figures who’ve been pressured to reply controversies after earlier tweets and social media posts resurfaced.

Last 12 months, she reacted to criticism over a 2009 tweet by saying it was “from a time not that long ago when hard absurd jokes by comedians were acknowledged for what they were — jokes — not a disingenuous national threat to people fake-clutching their pearls.”

CNN has contacted Silverman’s representatives for added comment.




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