Comedian Sarah Silverman Says She Was Recently Fired From Movie For 2007 Blackface TV Sketch

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In a recent interview on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” comedian Sarah Silverman admitted that she was once fired from a movie because of her use of blackface in a 2007 episode of her old TV show, “The Sarah Silverman Program.”

Silverman said that she understood why she was fired from the role and “didn’t fight it,” despite her being known for her, sometimes, controversial comedy.

“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part, then at 11 p.m. the night before they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode. I didn't fight it,” Silverman told Simmons, noting that’s not the type of comic she is any longer. “They hired someone else who is wonderful but who has never stuck their neck out. It was so disheartening. It just made me real real sad, because I really kind of devoted my life to making it right.”

Silverman went on to say that outrage culture has gotten out of hand, especially in comedy circles. She observed how a lot of people who claim offense on social media only do so in order “see how many likes [they] get in [their] righteousness.”

Here’s a portion of Silverman’s comments:

I think it's really scary and it's a very odd thing that it's invaded the left primarily and the right will mimic it[…]

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. It's so odd. It's a perversion. ... It's really, 'Look how righteous I am and now I'm going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.’

She’s not wrong, but Silverman is no stranger to the practice she mentions above as she routinely displays her "righteous" outrage on Twitter to her 12.6 million followers.

The bottomline in all of this — don’t be ignorant and wear blackface. Or how about just don’t actually be racist or any other “ist” the left tells you not to be while doing it themselves.

H/T: Fox News

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