Andrew Yang on SNL's Shane Gillis' comments: Racial epithets hurt, but it's different with comedians

  • Published on Sep 15, 2019
  • In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said racial epithets hurt, but in the case of comedians, words should be taken in a different light. This comes after Yang jumped into controversy on Twitter by responding to Shane Gillis', a new cast member on "Saturday Night Live," past racial remarks on a podcast. #CNN #News

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  • Brandon Diederich
    Brandon Diederich 3 hours ago

    He is honest.

  • Ray _
    Ray _ 3 hours ago

    Why not just lower our taxes by being more responsible with our confiscated money?

  • RK GA
    RK GA 4 hours ago

    Racism against Asians or Asian Americans is very real. It is more subtle, complex, and implicit as compared to racism against other minority groups. Therefore, racism against Asian Americans tends to be trivialized. However, I want fellow Americans to remember none of the following: wealth, professional status, or even presidency, is immune to racial prejudices.

    Asian Americans, although lauded as the "model minority," are arguably one of the most politically disenfranchised minority groups in the United States. If indeed, Asian Americans are so successful and admirable, why there is such a lack of representation in the leadership roles by Asian Americans in our country's political landscape?

    Late Berkeley historian Ronald Takaki presented an excellent episode at the beginning of his book A Different Mirror, in which a US-born Asian American was asked the question where he was from. The physical features of Asian Americans project the message of "foreignness," and "foreignness" in appearance leads to unfounded mistrust.

    Having said the above, regardless of the election result, I just want to say I am proud of Andrew Yang who has so far represented Asian Americans so well and so courageously! We need more people like him. I understand Asian Americans is a highly diverse group in the United States. We have our differences and conflicts like any other race. The fact that we tend to be from different national origins amplifies our distances. However, the fact that we are facing the common racial prejudices and barriers alone should unify us. We need more solidarity and empathy among Asian Americans and all Americans. Indeed, there is diversity, but there is something to me more important, that is, humanity!

  • Yee Vue
    Yee Vue 5 hours ago


  • Wholecelium
    Wholecelium 6 hours ago +3

    Major Respect for being ballsy enough to say that. Psychedelics are the limit for most people. I recently saw an ad from Elizabeth Warren saying she was against the drug war and it was time to “decriminalize marijuana”. She just entered the 2010s and Yang is in 2040s

  • Anthony Lee
    Anthony Lee 20 hours ago

    Andrew Yang is the only candidate that have united everyone. Like a sports athlete competing for his country, in that moment, there is no left or right, there is no Black or White, just America kicking ass.

    CNN and mainstream media is repeating their mistakes again by discrediting Andrew Yang. Just like how they predicted and focused at Hillary winning but at the end of the day Trump did win. Andrew Yang did the research, he knew how Donald Trump won the only differences is Yang had a solid plan. not just point out problem.


  • 4th Chamber Music
    4th Chamber Music 22 hours ago

    Give money to media and corporations everyone ok but give money the american people and everyone loses their kinds - joker voice

  • Sarah Sommerfeld

    I LOVE IT! Nicely done, Mr Yang.

  • Fernandezgina
    Fernandezgina Day ago

    I'm Hispanic american, I respect Yang very much for this.

  • tbyjb
    tbyjb Day ago

    I love this guy. Doesn’t play victim mentality. Smartest and unscripted candidate I’ve ever seen. You gotta vote for him and get the others out.

  • Johnny Kurplutzo

    Ying wants 5 checks per month

  • Travis Sykes
    Travis Sykes Day ago

    These CNN teleprompters are annoying. It's like a computer generated survey

  • Tien Truong
    Tien Truong 2 days ago

    1. Freedom Dividend (more practical $ goes straight to citizens hands.)
    2. Democracy's Dollar (more practical $ goes straight to citizens hands.)
    Trickle Up Economy's
    *Andrew Yang policies*

  • Ponna
    Ponna 2 days ago +1

    Yang is forgiving, intelligent, fair, generous and empathetic. He's the kind of man I want my son to be like.

  • acwc1307
    acwc1307 3 days ago

    I am an Independent because I do have problem with some of
    the Democratic as well as Republican ideals. I support Andrew Yang because he
    is not bound by special interest money. He offers a refreshing change to the empty
    promise politics as usual.

    INSANITY- Doing the
    same but expecting different results. Most Americans agree that gun violence
    is out of control; the rich and poor gap is getting wider; housing, education
    and medical is unaffordable; Yet we want to elect a career politician to be the
    President and expect things to change. We need someone with REAL world
    experience especially as a nonprofit entrepreneur who is not inspired to be a
    lifetime politician. We need only a problem solver.

    BENEFITS. Despite benefitting
    tremendously from the current political system, I see tremendous troubles in
    our current political directions. My fear is the mass will continue to decline
    in wealth, health and hope for the future. Unlike most social benefits, the
    Freedom Dividend does not prevent people from working. The poor will benefit by
    having the basic needs satisfied. The rich and the business world will also
    benefit from a stable society AND the prospect of a huge market.

    How can we afford the
    Freedom Dividend? First we stabilize society by giving them hope with the
    Freedom Dividend. Second, we cut down on the massive fraud and waste in the
    government. Finally, we let the true spirit of capitalism do its magic when our
    entire society is able to participate.

    Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and take over a
    large number of jobs. Our society must learn to benefit and adapt.

  • Bobby Knight
    Bobby Knight 3 days ago

    CNN always using the race card. Unbelievable.

  • Luis Hiram
    Luis Hiram 5 days ago

    It would take about 4 Billion annually to maintain such a plan. The 2017 Corporate Bailout alone was about 10 Billion. Mmmmm?!!!! I think this could work and even stimulate the economy.

  • Ray Cervantes
    Ray Cervantes 5 days ago

    Social welfare is frowned upon but lets just sign this piece of legislation that subsidizes corporate media

  • Archnid 001
    Archnid 001 6 days ago

    i hope russia will help him win election

  • Trump News
    Trump News 7 days ago

    And CNN is fake

  • Trump News
    Trump News 7 days ago

    Ying Yang is stupid

  • Philson
    Philson 7 days ago +1

    Bitcoin for president

  • Brendan Garry
    Brendan Garry 7 days ago

    Killed this interview

  • Neil Overland
    Neil Overland 7 days ago

    yang is a spy he will sell out america tho china just you wait

  • Raymond Garcia
    Raymond Garcia 7 days ago

    Yang has my vote if he wins otherwise Trump takes my vote.
    Also. I only gave a thumbs up to CNN on youtube because of this Yang interview.

  • 김치놈
    김치놈 7 days ago +4

    If we can’t even joke about ourselves or each other, how could we possibly stand each other long enough to be able to unite as a nation?

  • Zo Zial
    Zo Zial 8 days ago

    Dem has a Jem.

  • sachin
    sachin 9 days ago

    "It's original I'll give you that"
    Who are you to give that Booty judge damn you won't even be on the stage in a few weeks

  • andx79 _
    andx79 _ 10 days ago

    Dang cnn hates this guy

  • Night Cap
    Night Cap 10 days ago

    Dear lord he hit the nail on the head with the legality of giving money to people instead of companies! If Yang isn't the nominee in 2020, believe me, mass shootings will go up, and many media people accepting money from the other candidates right now will be found dead.

  • tcnascar1
    tcnascar1 10 days ago

    Thats where its at. This guy ain’t president material. He is just as crazy as the rest of the dems!

  • Brimmy Burner
    Brimmy Burner 10 days ago

    Damn, I like this guy.. is he an industry plant? Lmfao

  • bellmeisterful
    bellmeisterful 10 days ago

    The more I think about this Freedom Dividend, the more it pisses me off. Pure politics.Look at what theyre calling it.Dividend?
    A divendend is something thats paid off to someone that PAID their own money to invest in a stock etc. A dividend has never been given to anyone that had zero money involved.
    So its a bullshit name, but what else could they call it? What it really is?? Noooo. Free money for doing nothing doesnt go over well with hard working Americans Nor entreprenuers.

  • Destin Omura
    Destin Omura 11 days ago

    Love yang!!!

  • zeel l
    zeel l 11 days ago

    He’s too smart for Donald.

  • David HTC
    David HTC 11 days ago

    This is our chance to make a big change..instead of voting for the same old politicians who dosen't have the gut to stand/speak against the rich and powerful..we should let them know that we are tired of politics and we are ready to make a change and fight for it.
    (It's not bernie) (it's not warren)
    (It's yang/tulsi2020)

  • Peaches Rocks
    Peaches Rocks 11 days ago

    It’s what I call him 😁

  • Peaches Rocks
    Peaches Rocks 12 days ago +1

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Over do @CNN 🌊🌊🌊🌊🤜🏼🤛🏼🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢#YANGGANG #Yang2020 Thanks Jake T. For having him/💞😎🤗A BREATH OF FRESH AIR 💯❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Ryuga Hydeki
    Ryuga Hydeki 12 days ago

    Trump is the Yin by how much he loves China. Yang is just here to balance it out. 😂

  • Brendan Day
    Brendan Day 12 days ago

    Whites are slurred more

  • Vlad Z
    Vlad Z 12 days ago

    I take joy too in ppls lives lol to her

  • Brendan Day
    Brendan Day 12 days ago

    Lies about employment

  • Brendan Day
    Brendan Day 12 days ago

    Bribing voters

  • Brendan Day
    Brendan Day 12 days ago


  • Brendan Day
    Brendan Day 12 days ago

    Give your own money away

  • J G
    J G 12 days ago

    Andrew Yang is qualified to be the best president of the United States ever thus far. I've never seen a presidential candidate that has so many viable comprehensive solutions to all major issues facing this country and the world, quite frankly.

  • rainwolf034
    rainwolf034 13 days ago

    Yang is looking 10-15 years and get it started now.. Yang is funny and he is making a point.. He knows it’s satire.. why he forgave them..

  • rainwolf034
    rainwolf034 13 days ago

    She is always high

  • Andrew Yang The Rising Star

    Thanks CNN for giving Andrew airtime! A Letter to Andrew Yang:

  • Hua Zhang
    Hua Zhang 14 days ago

    Amerika ist sick, they need a doctor like Yang to save that country from illness.

  • Howard Luken
    Howard Luken 14 days ago

    The zionists are hard at work propagandizing the clueless sheeple. Take our guns and the bad guys will go away! Fact, where there are no gun zones there is MORE crime and more killing usually in the hood where the gangsta wanna-be's are shooting each other, hence the bogus gun statistics. It isn't the wackadoos shooting up schools, read Bill Cooper's book Behold a pale horse, it's all there back in 1990 when he published. He was military naval intelligence and papers crossed his desk detailing the CIA plan to "inculcate" the idea of mass shooting into the drugged minds of mental patients and it works to this day. These media scumbag puppets and equally clueless "candidates" for office read their script and have no idea what they're talking about. Where We The People are armed, crime PLUMMETS, the bad guys live in fear and go to the gun free zones to do their crimes. When the drugged patsies fail to shoot up the schools and public places the CIA just sends in the black ops guys and tell the paid off local yokel police to stand down for a few hours. Here's some really cool military weapons and swat stuff and maybe a really cool tank or two boys, we'll take it from here says the FBI, ATF, CIA stooges. Stand by your Oaths you oafs and defend the Constitution of The United States of America.

  • Amanda Mooney
    Amanda Mooney 14 days ago

    TRUMP 2020...NO DOUBT

  • Amanda Mooney
    Amanda Mooney 14 days ago


  • Mr Smith
    Mr Smith 14 days ago

    Yang panders to the trash that wont work for a living. Welfare turds love him. Where will the moron get the 3 TRILLION dollars a year to give away to fruitloops while the country goes broke. Young people are at a all time level of educated ignorance.

    • wafflepiepancake
      wafflepiepancake 14 days ago

      You do realize, the money we receive gets reinvested back into the overall economy, right? It doesn't just disappear.

  • GalaxyGod
    GalaxyGod 15 days ago

    Short Round 2020

  • GalaxyGod
    GalaxyGod 15 days ago

    “Welcome to, (ahem) state of the union..” even Jake knows this is BS fake news😅😂

  • GrayHistory
    GrayHistory 15 days ago

    Try searching for the video of Shane's remarks. It can not be found. If anyone knows where I can see it, please let me know.

  • GrayHistory
    GrayHistory 15 days ago

    Try searching for the video of Shane's remarks. It can not be found. If anyone knows where I can see it, please let me know.

  • Liquid Asylum
    Liquid Asylum 15 days ago

    Thought he said everyone would be getting $$$ or is that only if he becomes president

  • Tineel Santlal
    Tineel Santlal 16 days ago

    He said the exact same thing at another interview word for word didnt even change the speech