David Walliams’ Kim Jong-un Halloween Costume Sparks Racism Accusations

Some “why would you think in a million years this was a good idea?” news now, as David Walliams has come under fire for his choice of Halloween costume.

The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge appeared to be wearing facial prosthetics and a wig as part of his Kim Jong-un outfit, which he wore to Jonathan Ross’s annual Halloween party.

Unsurprisingly, David has been slammed over his choice of costume, with many pointing out his use of yellow face, branding the comedian-turned-children’s author racist.
That… that David Walliams costume. I mean, even if HE didn’t think it’s racist how out of touch must he be not to know that others would?!
And this is why I’m never buying any of his books. David Walliams was and still is a racist. pic.twitter.com/gHM3xerz9p
David Walliams going yellow face….. racist but nothing will be said. https://t.co/NwYUmcR5y6
nice to see david walliams is still an unfunny racist
oh, cool, yellowface. great to see a children’s author indulging in a little BLATANT RACISM.
If you have to be racist to be funny, you’re a pretty shit comedian to start with.
Why would you do yellowface? Are you that far removed from what constitutes acceptable?
Walliams defenders! “Kim Jong-Un is bad” and “dressing up in yellow face is spectacularly racist” are not mutually exclusive positions!
White People are confused as to why David Walliams is racist, I’ll tell you. He did yellow face & as I recently discovered black face. pic.twitter.com/uD31XoDN9R

November 1, 2017
Others have pointed out that this is far from the first time David has been accused of being racially insensitive, with some his characters in his comedy sketch show ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’ relying upon racial stereotypes.

Master of comedy David Walliams there, whose sketches on Little Britain comprised 1) lol trans people 2) lol gay people 3) lol poor people
People calling David Walliams racist for his Kim Jong Un costume but never said a word about these ☺ pic.twitter.com/KyFRopAfSk
but then Little Britain was a fiasco of racist caricature and transphobia that one day people will wince at
Are people just clocking that Walliams is racist? Little Britain always got a free pass, but let’s be honest, it’s not new news. https://t.co/0T9FR3qYvi
Yes because Little Britain was NEVER offensive ? Ting Tong? https://t.co/rV580kYKqE
David Walliams racist? Next you’ll be telling me he’s sexist, homophobic and insulting to transgender people….
Matt Lucas said the other week that he and @davidwalliams had learnt a lot since Little Britain… obvs not ?https://t.co/t1877pA1BI
Over the course of the evening, David posed for photos with comedians like John Bishop and Michael McIntyre, as well as Alan Carr, who made headlines thanks to his outfit, which was inspired by Gemma Collins.

HuffPost UK has contacted David’s rep for comment.

David’s former co-star from ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’ Matt Lucas recently spoke out about their shows’ inclusion of blackface and use of white actors to portray comedy characters of other races, admitting he’d do things differently were the show to be made in 2017.

He said: “Basically, I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people.

“We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now. Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved. Now I think it’s lazy for white people to get a laugh just by playing black characters.”