Bowen Yang doesn’t remember a specific “I’m gay” moment. What he does remember is others pointing it out for him with mocking sneers, which made it all too easy to internalize the idea that he was messing up by being himself
SNL just fired comedian Shane Gillis over his racist remarks, just days after he was hired. A video showed Gillis mocking Asian accents + using slurs. It surfaced as SNL hired its 1st full-time Asian cast member, Bowen Yang. Gillis said it was a failed attempt at risky comedy.