Sarah Silverman has said she was recently fired from a film after producers unearthed a still of her in 2007 wearing blackface for a comedy sketch.
“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part,” she said, “then, at 11pm the night before, they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.
They hired someone else who is wonderful but who has never stuck their neck out.
It just made me real, real sad, because I really kind of devoted my life to making it right.”.
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Silverman did not name the film but discussed “cancel culture” with Simmons, saying that the current climate had left her feeling fearful.
“Now it’s forever there and it looks … it’s totally racist out of context and I regret that. »