Sarah Silverman fired from new movie for blackface photo

Sarah Silverman fired from new movie for blackface photo

[Ed. – This is absurd. The make-up was for a skit about the comparative challenges of being black and Jewish.]

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.

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“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.

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