New Latina “SNL” Cast Member Called Out Over Controversial Tweets
Earlier this month, when “Saturday Night Live” announced one of its new cast members was Latina, many comedy/SNL fans had a this reaction:Credit: CW / ANTM
Melissa Villaseñor, a Mexican-American from Whittier, Calif., was one of three new cast members added to the “SNL” roster.
— we are mitú (@wearemitu) September 12, 2016
Villaseñor, who is known as a talented impressionist, was a big hit on the show “America’s Got Talent.”
Well, the excitement has subsided a bit. Journalist Aura Bogado recently noticed Villaseñor made her account private and deleted over 2,000 tweets…
I'm excited about the first latina on SNL but not gonna lie: deleting 2K tweets in 5 days is… odd. pic.twitter.com/p7D5Alm6qE
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) September 17, 2016
… Twitter user ReignOfApril posted screenshots from Villaseñor’s account. It contained tweets about dating black men:Credit: @ReignOfApril
About Mexicans on bikes:Credit: @ReignOfApril
And this:Credit: @ShanelleLittle / Twitter
Some have dismissed the Tweets as the result of a young comedian — the posts are from 2010 and 2011 — trying to find her comedic voice.Credit: mj_kosinski / Twitter
Bogado disagrees.Credit: @aurabogado / Twitter
Villaseñor has since made her Twitter account public again. Neither she or “SNL” have made a public statement about the tweets.Credit: melissavcomedy / Twitter
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