‘SNL’ Hired Bowen Yang, But It Still Has a Diversity Problem

It should have been a slam dunk.

On Thursday morning, NBC announced the addition of three new cast members for Saturday Night Live’s 45th season. Among the trio was Bowen Yang, an SNL staff writer whose promotion to the cast makes him the first full-Asian series regular. Yang’s appointment quickly became a trending topic, with congratulatory messages pouring in from around the world and Asians exulting the notion that they would finally see a relatable face on the popular late-night program. For a few glorious hours, Yang was the talk of the town.
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