David Walliams tweets fake text from Kim Jong-un over Halloween costume
He had been accused of “yellowface”.
David Walliams has poked fun at the backlash he received for his controversial Halloween costume.
The comedian was met with a hail of criticism after he sported a Kim Jong-un outfit when attending Jonathan Ross’s annual Halloween bash on Tuesday night.
He joked on Twitter that he had received a text from the North Korean leader who had “wet meself laughing” over the costume.
I just got this text- pic.twitter.com/zBGcv5y8R1— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) November 2, 2017
Walliams wrote: “I just got this text” alongside a screengrab of a text reading: “Hi Dave, Loved the Halloween outfit mate! Wet meself laughing.
“Don’t see what all the fuss is about. Kim x”.
It added: “PS Can’t wait to read ‘Bad Dad'” in reference to Walliams’ latest book.
Happy Halloween from Kim Jong-un. pic.twitter.com/fGbpo5EgmF— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) October 31, 2017
His costume prompted outcry from people on Twitter who accused him of donning a “yellowface” guise.
Last month Walliams’ former Little Britain co-star Matt Lucas said certain parts of their hit show would be deemed “too offensive today”.
He told Big Issue: “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.”