Did weight play a role in Casey Wilson’s recent departure from Saturday Night Live? Casey is laughing at a report she won’t be welcomed back for the 35th season of SNL this fall due to her weight.
“I had an amazing time on ‘SNL,’ and these rumors are completely untrue,” the 28-year-old comedienne told PEOPLE Friday. “And to clarify, the issue isn’t that I’m too fat, it’s that I’m too phat. Can I get a WHAT-WHAT!”
Earlier this week, E! Online cited sources claiming Casey was let go by SNL because she was unable to shed 30 lbs. over the show’s summer break.
Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad will replace Casey and Michaela Watkins – who was also dropped from the roster of the long-running series this month.