E! Online has a nice little piece today on the two Saturday Night Live women who were dropped from the show for the upcoming season. One of them was Michaela Watkins who was basically promoted because Lorne Michaels is developing a show for her. The other person let go is Casey Wilson. Casey didn't get on the show much last season, but when she did she was very funny. I have seen Casey before in LA many times and she has been, and will always be funny.
E! suggests in their piece that Casey was dropped because she didn't lose 30 pounds which the producers said she needed to lose to remain on the show. E! then talks about how men have always been allowed to be fat on the show and that SNL has a double standard. I agree.
Casey isn't a size zero, but size zero doesn't make you funny. It has nothing to do with it at all. Saturday Night Live is about making people laugh (some seasons) and that is all. It is not a beauty competition. Casey is probably about a size 6-8. How skinny does she need to be? I hope she realized that and told the producers to f**k off when they told her to lose the weight. There will be lots of other opportunities for her and Lorne Michaels needs to stop hiring people he has dreams of f**king and instead hire people based solely on whether or not they can make someone laugh. With the exception of a very few number of people, women on SNL have always been treated like second class citizens. This just reinforces that reality.
Here is Casey Wilson from a Funny Or Die video. It is supposed to be funny and it is, but at the same time you definitely feel her pain. The video is her reading comments off her IMDB page.