Sunday evening, Rebel Wilson delivered a BAFTAs speech that veered dangerously into controversial territory.
She took aim at the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in particular, saying, “As you know, they are racists. But the BAFTAs have diverse members. And that’s what we all want to see in life, isn’t it? Diverse members. One day, I hope to return here to win a BAFTA myself. I have already been practicing my transgendered face.”
She also joked that she was “a bit nervous” because Idris Elba was there, saying, “I’m sociologically programmed to want chocolate on Valentine’s Day.” Elba seemed to take the whole thing in stride, judging by his hilarious reaction.
But not everyone was laughing, and many on Twitter are eating Wilson alive for her comments, which some are saying are insensitive to the racial issues surrounding the Oscars.
What do you think, Grio fam? Did Rebel Wilson go too far this time?