Lorne Michaels Says He'll Get Around to Hiring Black Women Eventually


Throughout all of the recent controversy about Saturday Night Live‘s consistent failure to add a black actress to their cast, Lorne Michaels (the show’s top executive and specter of Studio 8H) has remained silent — until Thursday, that is, when the issue was brought up during an interview with the Associated Press.

The ghost! He speaks!

“It’s not like it’s not a priority for us,” he remarked (eerily), before continuing on with half commitments. “It will happen. I’m sure it will happen.”

He then repeated the eye roll-worthy point made by Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson back in October, when the actor said that black female performers usually didn’t come off as SNL-ready during the audition process.

Of hiring black actresses who are supposedly too inexperienced, Michaels told the AP, “You don’t do anyone a favor if they’re not ready.”

He then ended the interview by spookily rattling his chains and walking away through a solid wall.

Meanwhile, over at Key & Peele, the diverse staff worked steadily on, making comedy far better and more relevant than anything Saturday Night Live has produced since the 2008 Presidential election.

Lorne Michaels Responds To Lack Of Black Women On ‘SNL,’ Says He’s Sure ‘It Will Happen’ [Huff Po]

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