JTA — Sarah Silverman mentioned she was fired from a film position after producers noticed a clip of her in blackface, the Jewish comic mentioned in an interview on The Invoice Simmons Podcast.
“I lately was going to do two days on a film, a candy half in a cool little film, then, at 11 p.m. the night time earlier than, they fired me as a result of they noticed an image of me in blackface from that episode,” Silverman mentioned, referring to her now canceled Comedy Central sitcom “The Sarah Silverman Program.”
Within the episode, Silverman placed on blackface in an effort to show some extent about who faces extra discrimination, Jews or African-People.
Within the interview, she mentioned she had modified as an individual and that she understood that carrying blackface is “by no means OK.”
Blackface, which has an extended historical past in American leisure, is taken into account deeply racist and offensive to African People.
This isn’t the primary time that Silverman has courted controversy with a racially charged comedy routine. In 2016, she appeared on the TBS present “Conan” dressed as Adolf Hitler.
Silverman lately was topic to racial harassment herself: Final week, she tweeted an undated video of a Florida pastor delivering an anti-Semitic rant during which he known as for God to unleash his divine wrath upon her.