Saturday Night Live

SNL fires Shane Gillis after clips show use of racial slurs

Shane Gillis performing.
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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" says comedian Shane Gillis won't be joining the show after resurfaced clips showed him using racial slurs and homophobic language, Variety reports.

Why it matters: Gillis' removal from the show's incoming cast serves as yet another example of public figures facing increased accountability for past comments in the age of the internet.

SNL: Leslie Jones rips into Alabama, Georgia abortion laws

Leslie Jones on "SNL."
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Leslie Jones in the "Saturday Night Live" season finale tore into conservative states that are spearheading restrictive abortion laws — while dressed as a handmaid for the "Weekend Update" segment.

Details: The SNL regular displayed a T-shirt stating "MINE" with an arrow pointing downward, and she labeled the anti-abortion drive a "war on women." Jones told those affected by the ban that she and other women "got your back." She addressed the 25 white men who voted for Alabama's abortion bill and declared, "You can't tell me what to do with my body."