David Walliams brushes off backlash over 'racist' Kim Jong-un Halloween costume

David Walliams was branded “racist” by some Twitter users after dressing up as Kim Jong-un for Halloween – but he has brushed off the backlash.

The former Little Britain star took to his Twitter account to share a tongue-in-cheek text message apparently from the North Korean leader.

David Walliams dressed as Kim Jong-un for Halloween.

The fake message, from the sender “King Jong-un”, read: “Hi Dave, Loved the Halloween outfit mate! Wet myself laughing.

“Don’t see what all the fuss is about.

“Kim x. PS Can’t wait to read ‘Bad Dad (sic)”

David captioned the post: “I just got this text”

The 46-year-old comedian transformed into the controversial leader for Jonathan Ross’ annual Halloween party – but he was accused of “yellow-face” and altering his eyelids to look like the dictator.

David Walliams sparks outrage with ‘racist’ Kim Jong-Un Halloween costume [Copyright Rex]

He tweeted: “Happy Halloween from Kim Jong-un.”

David was seen wearing a black suit, wig, and apparent prosthetics, prompting the backlash.

David Walliams dressed up as Kim Jong-un [Photo: Getty]

One Twitter user wrote: “And this is why I’m never buying any of his books. David Walliams was and still is a racist. (sic)”

Another tweet, which has now been deleted, read: “So anyone else thing that David Walliams fixing his eye lids and “yellowing up” is racist? Pretty blatant to me. (sic)”

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It comes after David’s Little Britain co-star Matt Lucas recently admitted it would be “very hard to play characters of other races now” because times have changed.

He told the Big Issue: “Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved.”

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