Sarah Silverman is a far left comedian who has frequently been unfairly critical of conservatives, Republicans and Trump supporters.
Now, something from her own past has come back to haunt her.
She was set to have a role in a new movie, but was fired the night before her scenes were supposed to start filming when the makers of the movie were made aware of an old photo of her in blackface.
NBC News reports:
Sarah Silverman says she lost film role for wearing blackface in 2007 episode of her show
Comedian Sarah Silverman said she holds herself accountable for wearing blackface, talking about the incident on The Bill Simmons Podcast.
Silverman said she recently lost a small role in a movie the night before she went to film after someone saw a photo of her in blackface from a 2007 episode of her Comedy Central series, “The Sarah Silverman Program.”
The 48-year-old brought up the incident during a discussion on “cancel culture,” a social media phenomenon that takes outrage and transforms it into a large-scale rejection of a celebrity’s place in pop culture.
“You have to ask yourself, would I want this person to be changed or do I secretly want them to stay what I deem as wrong so I can point to to them as f—ed up and myself as right?” Silverman said of the trend.
Silverman said that the episode with her in blackface was supposed to explore race through an ignorant and arrogant character, but there was still so much she didn’t understand about race at the time.
The picture is pretty shocking:
— Ika Ferrer Gotić (@IkaFerrerGotic) August 12, 2019
Many people are noting the irony:
— Hon. Flip Asshat Elder (@AsshatTrading) August 12, 2019
Sorry, Sarah. We're ALL right-wing nutjobs now. You made that bed…sorry you have to lay in it now. https://t.co/QaDNf8FqO2
— August is #Butlerfest – all month (@RealKiraDavis) August 12, 2019
Woke -> Broke https://t.co/QPV7MVrCTj
— Don Alphonso (@_donalphonso) August 12, 2019
She pushed the left’s rules. She has to live by them.