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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  • David Powell
    David Powell 4 hours ago

    Yang's policy is sound. The stunt he pulled at the debate was an ill conceived stunt IMO - but I guess times have changed and it's OK to come right out and buy votes. Again, I support Yang's policy including the freedom dividend but not the stunt.

  • Bonus _brian
    Bonus _brian 17 hours ago

    I’ve never seen a RUclip comment that’s anti Andrew Yang.

  • Ceddy Nash
    Ceddy Nash 19 hours ago

    This is how you whoop ass in a nice way.

  • Ethan Frome
    Ethan Frome 21 hour ago

    Everyone loves Andrew Yang after listening to him. The most honest, direct, non-divisive, no-nonsense, problem-solving candidate right now.

    DOTA2MAS7ER Day ago

    lmao fuck you Kamala Harris. Dumb Idiot.

  • jack heeke
    jack heeke 2 days ago

    yang 2020

  • one punch
    one punch 2 days ago

    Kamala and Pete laughed at him, mocked his Idea, now they support the idea of UBI. What a turn of events.

  • Conrad Harvey
    Conrad Harvey 2 days ago

    Come on Jake!! Why the resting Bitch face?!

  • youtubeuser
    youtubeuser 2 days ago

    Let's be honest, racism against Asians is still largely socially permissible.

  • Ryan Chow
    Ryan Chow 2 days ago

    Yang and Jordan Peterson need to unite.

  • RJ D
    RJ D 2 days ago

    Andrew Yang is uniting people putting Humanity First redefining how we look as ourselves as a Country, redefining Capitalism and the only candidate that has been totally honest with us. We will help him because he is for all of us. Andrew Yang the Next President of the United States.

  • Cooking Up Content
    Cooking Up Content 2 days ago

    Yang gang

  • ffff987
    ffff987 2 days ago

    That’s my president

  • smashbrosonic x
    smashbrosonic x 2 days ago

    Yang Gang 2020

  • Pedro smith
    Pedro smith 2 days ago +1

    There's a text poll going on right now. Text "endorse" to 50409. And just type the name of the candidate you support. #andrewyang #yanggang

  • Danny Ratsavong
    Danny Ratsavong 2 days ago +1

    I’m a first time voter and Andrew yang has my vote !

  • N K
    N K 2 days ago

    Deception makes people vote for the wrong candidate
    Think harder makes people vote for the best candidate

    In this context, Andrew Yang is the best candidate
    That’s why Yang is gonna win the election without string attached
    No mainstream media connection, no unrealistic-based gimmicks

  • Omid Asadi
    Omid Asadi 3 days ago +2

    It’s all fun and games until he passes u in polls

  • Stoned5 Guy
    Stoned5 Guy 3 days ago +1

    When was it illegal to be a decent human being?

  • Sam Fitt
    Sam Fitt 3 days ago +1

    America and it's people will re-elect Trump because there in a state of anger . Yang would be a good choice and makes good sense but As I've stated most Americans would rather see the world fall apart and burn before realizing there mistakes. The age of rage has a grip on most people hearts and minds so real change won't happen.

  • Rey Rodgers
    Rey Rodgers 3 days ago

    Yangsta 😁

  • Sky Walker
    Sky Walker 3 days ago +3

    Andrew's light years ahead of others.

  • Gary Peddelton
    Gary Peddelton 3 days ago

    For me, if I can't Bernie, I could Yang......

  • Singapura boomz
    Singapura boomz 4 days ago +2

    This guy going to be the president of USA in 2020

  • Dawood Ashrati
    Dawood Ashrati 4 days ago

    Andrew Yang is a computer. Only logic.

  • Jqck Q
    Jqck Q 4 days ago +1

    If you put Yang And Gabbard together for the people I could imagine the possibilities.

  • Thea Park
    Thea Park 4 days ago

    Yes tell em

  • Bleyluige
    Bleyluige 4 days ago

    This guy president one day whether you like it or not!

  • A M
    A M 4 days ago +1

    That's what Humanity First looks like.

  • Wade Lee
    Wade Lee 5 days ago


  • Poowawa TV
    Poowawa TV 5 days ago

    I keep coming back to this bc it has me on the line about Yang, he might still be too old to get why gillis being fired was Good how many comedians are funnier and dont have to spread a bigoted word half our generation didnt even know

  • RK GA
    RK GA 5 days ago +1

    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!

  • brandon silva
    brandon silva 5 days ago

    Buying votes?

  • Brian Nelson
    Brian Nelson 5 days ago

    Ask Andrew Anything until 8pm EST today!

  • Abu Musa
    Abu Musa 5 days ago

    ahhh this gave me peace

  • Vicky Hilton
    Vicky Hilton 5 days ago

    Cnn, try going into your loacl grocery store and asking how many people are not working anymore. Try asking their chefs what comes in pre cut now or pre cooked, try asking if they still have mainentence or food safety jobs. THEY ARE ALL AUTOMATED

  • Brandon Diederich
    Brandon Diederich 6 days ago

    He is honest.

  • Ray _
    Ray _ 6 days ago

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

  • Yee Vue
    Yee Vue 6 days ago


  • Wholecelium
    Wholecelium 6 days 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 6 days ago +1

    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 6 days ago +1

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

  • Sarah Sommerfeld
    Sarah Sommerfeld 7 days ago

    I LOVE IT! Nicely done, Mr Yang.

  • Fernandezgina
    Fernandezgina 7 days ago +3

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

  • tbyjb
    tbyjb 7 days 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
    Johnny Kurplutzo 7 days ago

    Ying wants 5 checks per month

  • Travis Sykes
    Travis Sykes 7 days ago +2

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

  • Tien Truong
    Tien Truong 8 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 8 days ago +33

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

  • acwc1307
    acwc1307 9 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 9 days ago

    CNN always using the race card. Unbelievable.

  • Luis Hiram
    Luis Hiram 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • Archnid 001
    Archnid 001 12 days ago

    i hope russia will help him win election

  • Trump News
    Trump News 12 days ago

    And CNN is fake

  • Trump News
    Trump News 12 days ago

    Ying Yang is stupid

  • Philson
    Philson 13 days ago +1

    Bitcoin for president

  • Brendan Garry
    Brendan Garry 13 days ago

    Killed this interview

  • Pasquale Oberland
    Pasquale Oberland 13 days ago

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

  • Raymond Garcia
    Raymond Garcia 13 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.