Sarah Silverman was just fired from an upcoming movie for appearing in blackface in a sketch on “The Sarah Silverman Show” from 2007. In the 12-year-old sketch, Silverman wears blackface to determine whether it is harder to be black or Jewish in America in 2007
It was heavily satirical, with the punch-line of Silverman receiving negative comments from passersby for her racially insensitive appearance. She has since repeatedly apologized for the episode.
Silverman has spent the past few years going through a radical image change. She began her career as a shocking comic, thriving on a clever brand of bad-taste humor, highlighted in her specials such as “Jesus Is Magic.” This approach seeped into her self-titled show, in which she played an exaggerated fictionalized version of herself: self-absorbed, childish, and completely lacking self awareness. The show’s humor arose from her poor decisions and antics, with the audience laughing at her rather than with her.
However, all of this changed in