Sarah Silverman learned a major lesson about karma the hard way. Silverman who has been a fierce critic of President Trump’s and conservatism just revealed that she was fired from a plum movie role over old blackface photos.
Silverman appeared on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” and said that she didn’t fight the bad news before going on to bemoan the intolerant liberal “cancel” culture.
Sarah Silverman claimed that the left has gone too far and hopes to send a wake up call to the Dems.
“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part, then at 11 p.m. the night before they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode. I didn’t fight it,” Silverman said as Fox News reported, noting that she is no longer that kind of comic.
“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.”
The star continued to discuss the culture of holding present-day celebrities accountable for the personas they adopted in the past.
Silverman also slammed these impromptu public shaming campaigns, likening them to “righteousness porn.”
“I think it’s really scary and it’s a very odd thing that it’s invaded the left primarily and the right will mimic it,” she explained.
“It’s like if you’re not on board, if you say the wrong thing, if you had a tweet once… everyone is, like, throwing the first stone. It’s so odd,” she continued.
“It’s a perversion… It’s really, ‘Look how righteous I am and now I’m going to press refresh all day long to see how many likes I get in my righteousness.”
Sarah Silverman frequently discusses her old material and how she would never make the same kind of jokes today that she did when she was at the beginning of her career — including the blackface sketch for her TV series.
“It’s OK to go, ‘Wow, look at this back then. That was so f—ed up looking at it in the light of today of what we know,’ but to hold that person accountable if they’ve changed with the times, like for me … I held myself accountable. I can’t erase that I did that, but I can only be changed forever and do what I can to make it right for the rest of my life.”