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SNL Cast Member Fired Before First Show for Insensitive Comments, & Norm MacDonald Isn’t Happy

Pretty messed up.

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Fired before his first show for making jokes.

And the guy is a comedian.

This is how the world works in 2019.

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Former SNL legend Norm MacDonald has a few words for his former employer…

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From Daily Wire:

After news hit on Monday that newly-named “Saturday Night Live” cast member Shane Gillis had been fired from the show, famed “SNL” alum Norm Macdonald expressed his outrage at the decision, declaring “war” and reaching out to Gillis directly.

of course you know, this means WAR.

@Shanemgillis Hey, Shane, I’m so sorry. I can’t even imagine how you must feel. The work it takes to get that show and to have it snatched away by some guy who does “Spoken Bird” poetry. Unacceptable. Please DM me, pal, when you have a moment. I’m so sorry.

“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL,'” the statement said, according to CNN. “We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for ‘SNL.'”

The production team was “not aware of [Gillis’] prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days,” the spokesperson said.

Check out Gillis’s response to the news:

For all you comedy buffs out there, here’s some of Norm’s best…

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Suspect Who Opened Fire In Naval Air Station Pensacola Was Saudi Aviation Student

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Hungarian Officials Says Impeachment Witness George Kent Not Credible. ‘I Was There, He Was Not.’

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A top Hungarian official recently stated that George Kent is not a credible witness for the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, poking fun at his allegations that Prime Minister Viktor Orban encouraged the president to view Ukraine negatively. Here’s more from Washington Examiner: “This is a great honor for us, to be honest, that we were portrayed as a central European country which can change the position of the president of the United States,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto joked in an interview with the Washington Examiner on the sidelines of the NATO Leaders’ Meeting. “It can be taken as an honor. Well, I’m afraid it has distance from reality, to be honest.” Orban emerged as an unlikely player in the Ukraine impeachment controversy in October, when a senior State Department official testified that the Hungarian leader had contributed to Trump’s distaste for Ukraine. George Kent, one of the State Department’s top officials for Europe, told lawmakers that Orban echoed Russian President Vladimir Putin in portraying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as in a “thrall” of corruption. “He’s not that credible in this regard,” Szijjarto said of Kent, whom he noted did not attend Orban’s May 13 meeting with Trump. “Simply because he was not there. I was there, he was not there.” “Viktor Orban’s beef with Ukraine is derived in part [from] his vision, in my opinion, of a greater Hungary. This issue of greater Hungary is at the top of Orban’s agenda. And so he has picked this particular issue and, for instance, blocked all meetings in NATO with Ukraine at the ministerial level or above because of this particular issue. So, his animus towards Ukraine is well-known, documented, and has lasted now two years,” Kent continued. Kent then went on to say in his testimony that the Hungarian…

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