David Walliams has shrugged off accusations of racism, following his controversial Halloween costume this year.
The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge made headlines when he attended Jonathan Ross’s annual Halloween party dressed as Kim Jong-un, sporting a wig and what appeared to be eyelid prosthetics.
His costume sparked a huge backlash on social media, with David having now responded to the controversy… and it seems he’s in no rush to apologise to those he offended.
Instead, David shared a screengrab of a mock text message from the North Korean dictator, which read: “Hi Dave, Loved the Halloween outfit mate! Wet meself laughing. Don’t see what all the fuss was about.”
Apparently sensing that a racism scandal was the perfect opportunity to plug his newly-released children’s book, David signed off the message: “PS Can’t wait to read ‘Bad Dad’.”
The controversy over David’s costume arose just weeks after his former co-star from ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’ Matt Lucas spoke out about their shows’ inclusion of blackface and use of white actors to portray comedy characters of other races, which often heavily relied on racial stereotypes.
Admitting he’d do things differently were the shows to be made in 2017, Matt 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.”