“Do not confuse cancellation with failure. What you, my friend, have been tasked to do, you have done and done beautifully. You gave voice to underserved voices in the media arena.”
“I must say, our show going off the air has to only mean one thing: Racism is solved. We did it!…You’re welcome, America.”
The Nightly Show was inclusive and diverse, and Wilmore consistently tackled issues untouched by most other late night shows. It’s a shame he couldn’t reach a wider audience.
What are your thoughts on the cancelation?
“If you really believe in All Lives Matter, then you should be out there protesting, right?”
“I have to give credit where credit is due. Anderson Cooper, for doing what we should be seeing on cable news all the time, I am giving you a half-stand full clap. Way to do your job, man!”
“Hold on a second. It’s 14 years or six months? Those are the two options?” Wilmore said about the possible sentence versus the actual sentence given to Turner. “There’s got to be something in between, like thirteen years maybe? Or thirteen years and six months? â€¦ Or, what the f—k was wrong with 14 years?”
“So, people have no problem saying the word ‘gay’ when they’re against gay marriage, but they have to erase that part of their identity when they want to sympathize with them? Sorry, no. Politicians will tell you this was an attack on American freedom. But let’s be very clear, it was first and foremost an attack on an American minority group.”