New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillis apologizes over racially-charged video

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Shane Gillis is kind of sorry.

On, the Saturday Night Live comedian shared an apology for his controversial, racially-charged video.

“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses,” he wrote in a Twitter statement.

His message came hours after a journalist shared a clip from a podcast he co-hosted with Matt McCusker called the Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast from Sept. 2018. In the video, Gillis is heard saying “Chinatown’s f—ing nuts. Let the f—ing ch—s live there.”

He then continues to insult the race while talking about eating at Chinese restaurants.

“The translation between you and the waiter is such a f—ing hassle, I’m pointing at it,” he says in the clip before speaking in a Chinese accent.

It didn’t take long for fans to slam Gillis as racist.

“I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks,” he continued in his statement.

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