Sarah Silverman, who performed with a ‘black face’ back in 2007, has just lost a job over it:
NY POST – Sarah Silverman revealed that she was recently fired from a movie over an old photo of her in blackface.
She said the photo, which was snapped on the set of “The Sarah Silverman Show” in 2007, recently resurfaced and caught the eye of the film’s producers.
“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part,” she said on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” “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,” she continued. “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 wouldn’t name the movie.
Well I guess there isn’t a complete double standard about ‘everything’ on the left.
Silverman now regrets the black face skit which she once thought was awesome:
In the sketch, Silverman’s character wore dark face paint to see whether it is more difficult to be black or Jewish.
“I look like the beautiful Queen Latifah,” she said in the sketch before telling the congregation at an African-American church, “I’m black today.”
On the podcast, the comedian, 48, also blasted “cancel culture” and said it has left her feeling scared because no one is given a second chance.
“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,” adding that she calls it “righteousness porn.”
“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,” she continued. “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.’”
Silverman has long spoken out against the sketch, which she said at first was praised and helped her career. She maintains she regrets it.
The culture has been shaming black faced photos for quite a while now…well most of them. Jimmy Kimmel’s black face comedy skit has seemed not to hurt his career very much. Maybe Silverman can get her own talk show on ABC too?