David Walliams transforms into Kim Jong-un at Halloween

David Walliams has been branded ‘racist’ after dressing as Kim Jong-un for Jonathan Ross’ annual Halloween bash on Tuesday night. 

The funnyman, 46, bore a striking resemblance to the leader as he donned a black suit, complete with red lapel pins portraying previous rulers Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il while he appeared to sport prosthetics on his eyes and changed his skin tone.

As he shared an image on Instagram, users soon swarmed the site to pen comments in which they lashed out at him for ‘yellowfacing’ and ‘cultural appropriation’, yet others were tickled by the controversial ensemble.

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Controversial: David Walliams sent jaws dropping as he transformed into North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for Jonathan Ross' Halloween party on Tuesday

Controversial: David Walliams sent jaws dropping as he transformed into North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for Jonathan Ross' Halloween party on Tuesday

Different look: David's eyes appeared to be transformed with the use of prosthetics - a move that was slammed by fans

Different look: David's eyes appeared to be transformed with the use of prosthetics - a move that was slammed by fans

Controversial: David Walliams sent jaws dropping as he transformed into North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un for Jonathan Ross’ Halloween party on Tuesday

David had clearly gone the extra mile for his costume, with his hair dyed and slicked back while he appeared to have pushed back his hairline, while his eyes were transformed with what appeared to be prosthetics applied below his brow .

The Little Britain star looked over the moon despite his controversial costume choice as he strutted into the venue with fans clamouring around him, shortly before the storm hit social media surrounding the ensemble.

As he posed for a series of images on Instagram, some of his 608,000 followers soon swarmed the comments section with both praise and critique of the outfit. 

Users wrote: ‘Could have just kept the hair. No need for the prosthetics on your eyelids… You could have done without yellowfacing… 

Not happy: Users wrote: 'Could have just kept the hair. No need for the prosthetics on your eyelids... You could have done without yellowfacing'

Not happy: Users wrote: 'Could have just kept the hair. No need for the prosthetics on your eyelids... You could have done without yellowfacing'

Not happy: Users wrote: ‘Could have just kept the hair. No need for the prosthetics on your eyelids… You could have done without yellowfacing’

Signature outfit: The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 46, bore a striking resemblance to the leader as he donned a black suit, complete with red lapel pins portraying previous rulers Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il

‘You’re gonna be the f**king cause to ww3… Could have just kept the hair. No need for the prosthetics on your eyelids… When @kimkardashian does it its cultural appropriation, when d Walliams does it its funny. 

‘It is funny, and I love d Walliams. Just feel like it’s a backwards world… Disgusting… Inappropriate… Not gonna lie, I’ve got a bit of a problem with yellow face for Halloween. Would you black up as well in the spirit of ‘oh it’s just a bit of fun for Halloween?’ If not, this is also not ok. 

‘Regardless of how deserving Kim Jong un is of parody… However I am also mad that quit many of you think Kim Jung eun is kinda joke for using this… Yellowfacing. Not cool. Even on Halloween…

‘Well you may say, it is just a costume. But He is dictator and killed so many people in Korea and trying to start a war. Koreans are aware that not to spend him as a comedy or something. Do you do a Hitler for a funny joke for Halloween? 

Ruler: David had clearly gone the extra mile for his Halloween costume, with his chocolate locks dyed and slicked back while he appeared to have pushed back his hairline

Unusual friendship: He is known for his strict regime and ruthless personality and is a good friend of former basketball player Dennis Rodman.

Unusual friendship: He is known for his strict regime and ruthless personality and is a good friend of former basketball player Dennis Rodman.

Unusual friendship: He is known for his strict regime and ruthless personality and is a good friend of former basketball player Dennis Rodman.

‘No. Once, I mean so many people’s tragedy cannot be the joke. I am sorry ruining your feeling. However I still don’t get this costume.’ 

Others however threw their support behind the outfit as they penned: ‘Wooow! Best costume I’ve seen so far… hold on… it is a costume, right?… You win Halloween 2017… WowwHappy Halloween you look like him… 

‘Nailed it! This wins the internet!… Suits you sir suits you lol… That is brilliant, good way to take the pee out of a mind twisted ruler… you’re hilarious David… Bloody hell that’s brilliant. So funny… We’ll probably be badbadinated for saying it but… brilliant!… 

‘Best. Costume. Ever… wearing small eyes? his eyes have always been like that. he dresses like kim jong un, so? i do not see it as a racist action. if someone dresses like the Muhammad Ali, and he’s african american, does that mean he’s a racist?’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for David for comment.  

Kim Jong-un took over the leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father Kim Jong-il in 2011. He is known for his strict regime and ruthless personality. 

He is a good friend of former basketball player Dennis Rodman. 

David shot to fame in BAFTA nominated series Little Britain, is a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, has released 10 children’s books and in 2011 raised more than £2 million for Sports Relief by swimming 140 miles down the River Thames.

He was awarded an OBE in June. David was previously married to Dutch model Lara Stone and the pair share four-year-old son Alfred.

In 2015 they called an end to their five-year union and were granted a decree nisi in a hearing lasting less than 60 seconds on Thursday morning.

David cited Lara’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’ for the ‘quickie divorce’, with their case being put through alongside 20 other couples. 

Outing: David shot to fame in BAFTA nominated series Little Britain, is a judge on Britain's Got Talent, has released 10 children's books and in 2011 raised more than £2 million for Sports Relief by swimming 140 miles down the River Thames

Outing: David shot to fame in BAFTA nominated series Little Britain, is a judge on Britain's Got Talent, has released 10 children's books and in 2011 raised more than £2 million for Sports Relief by swimming 140 miles down the River Thames

Outing: David shot to fame in BAFTA nominated series Little Britain, is a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, has released 10 children’s books and in 2011 raised more than £2 million for Sports Relief by swimming 140 miles down the River Thames




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