The comedian was set to hitch the cast for season 45, but immediately after his hiring was announced in September 2019, recordings resurfaced of him using racist and homophobic rhetoric. Gillis was fired days later, with a spokesperson for the show claiming they “were not conscious of his prior remarks.”

“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss it. If you undergo my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re getting to find tons of bad misses,” Gillis tweeted amid the scandal. “I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s offended by anything I’ve said. My intention isn’t to harm anyone but I’m trying to be the simplest comedian I am often and sometimes that needs risks.” Here You can Read Celebrity News On

Morgan Wallen Gets Uninvited

The country singer was set to be the musical guest for an October 2020 episode. However, Saturday Night Live axed his performance after he was seen partying with a gaggle of individuals without masks during the coronavirus pandemic. “I respect the show’s decision because I do know I put them in jeopardy and that I take ownership of this,” Wallen said in an apology shared via Instagram. Jack White ultimately replaced him as a musical guest.