Newly added Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor is the first Latina ‘SNL’ cast member, and the announcement of her addition had most of us pretty excited. After all, ‘SNL’ did need to replace Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah. Buzzfeed is reporting that Villaseñor appears to have started a mass purge of her tweets, notably the offensive ones.
These days, someone’s Twitter is easily what gives them their credibility. If you become notable, people are going to check your Twitter. Job interview? Someone is going to check your Twitter. It was strange that on the day of her announcement, her Twitter page was private, too. Some people caught the tweets she was trying to get rid of. Tea is free below.
“I hate those mexicans on bikes,” one says. “[T]hey threw something at my car. The world doesn’t need them.”
While bringing on a Latina cast member was a PR win for ‘SNL’, it can’t be said what these comments will do. Hopefully we hear something by October 1st when it returns.