SNL’s Leslie Jones Confronted Kenan Thompson Over His Diversity Comments
December 30, 2015 - fall Denim
What adult with that, Kenan Thompson? In an speak with The New Yorker, Saturday Night Live‘s Leslie Jones reveals that she confronted a actor about his prior comments per farrago on a show.
In an speak published in Oct 2013, Thompson, 37, spoke to TV Guide about a NBC blueprint series’ miss of black womanlike expel members. “In auditions, they only never find ones that are ready,” the Snakes on a Plane actor said.
Jones, 48, addressed a remarks on the Alias Smith and LeRoi podcast, available in late 2013, in that she questioned why SNL would have difficulty anticipating black women for a cast. “There’s motherf–kin’ 3 bitches we can call right now, goddammit, that will fill that spot,” she said. “Just since we don’t know them, that don’t meant that they don’t f–king exist.”
In late Dec 2013, Jones auditioned for a mark on a show, that went to Sasheer Zamata, though Jones did land a pursuit on a essay staff that season. And shortly after, she didn’t bashful divided from seeking Thompson to explain himself.
“I came during him like, ‘I listened what we said, motherf–ker,'” a star of a arriving Ghostbusters reboot told The New Yorker. “He said, ‘Come in, tighten a door, let’s talk.'” Jones, who became a featured actor on SNL in tumble 2014, combined that Thompson is now “possibly my best crony on a show.”
Thompson, for his part, told The New Yorker that he doesn’t bewail his comments.
“What we pronounced was that a uncover hadn’t found a right people,” he explained. “That was true. And during a finish of a day Leslie and Sasheer both got jobs, so I’m happy.”
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