Sarah Kate Silverman, recently revealed that she was declined to do a movie after her photograph from 2007 wearing blackface for a comedy sketch surfaced out.
Sarah Silverman recently attended The Bill Simmons Podcast as a guest. She said that her still from The Sarah Silverman Show made the producers of an undisclosed movie to withdraw her from casting of the film a day before the film was set to start the production.
“I recently was going to do a movie, a sweet part. Then, at 11 pm the night before, they fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.”
The nasty gesture from the filmmakers made Sarah Silverman feel demoralized, but she admitted that she didn’t fight back at it. The filmmakers later hired someone who hasn’t stuck their neck out (as claimed by Silverman) and was terrific as a person though.
The 48-year-old didn’t mention the name of the film anytime during the podcast but consider the term “cancel culture” with Bill. Silverman also admits this whole thing is making her fearful and dubbed it as “righteousness porn.”
On the good note, despite the comedy sketch made her to lose a job, she still admits that the same so-called racial comedy sketch was praised by many and strengthen her fame and popularity. She knew that it was wrong, but she thought, she was actually dealing with the racism by using racism.
Silverman, who had spoken for Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention called the comedy sketch back in 2015 as the most “regrettable joke.”