Is Melissa Villaseñor Racist? SNL's First Latina Cast Member Accused Of Deleting Alleged Racist Tweets

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Melissa Villaseñor, the first Latino cast member of "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) faced backlash on social media over some alleged racist tweets, the Daily Mail reported. Villaseñor was added to the NBC's talk show earlier this month amid growing complains over the show's lack of diversity.

According to Twitter user Aura Bogado, Villaseñor deleted nearly 2,000 tweets in the past five days. Villaseñor's tweets that raised questions all dated back to 2010 and 2011, Daily Mail reported.

A January 2011 tweet by Villaseñor reportedly read: "Coworker at forever 21 dates black guys and she said she will set me up on a blind date for valentines, I said yes but I'm scared."

Villaseñor also tweeted in November 2011: "Jolly black people are the best! Just laughed with one right now."

The California native, who was a finalist on season six of America's Got Talent in 2011, had written in 2010: "My roomates dog resembles an old Japanese man."

Villaseñor, who had impressed the show's judges with her rapid-fire impersonations of Barbara Walters, Natalie Portman, Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera, will be part of SNL for its upcoming season, which will premiere on Oct. 1.

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