Twitter Was *Not* Happy About Allison Williams's Race Jokes Last Night

Cringe face.

Awards-show gags are pretty tricky, as Gigi Hadid, following her imitation of first lady Melania Trump at the AMAs earlier this year, knows all too well. In fact, people get it wrong the whole time. (See: Stacey Dash...and "Adele Dazeem.") 

Well, at last night's MTV Movie Awards, Girls star Allison Williams seemed to experience her own tumbleweed moment.

During the ceremony, Williams took to the stage with her Get Out costar LilRel Howery to present the award for "Best Kiss" (which subsequently went to Moonlight's Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome).

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She then tried to make a joke out of the pair's horror film and race relations in the U.S. by reprising her role as racist girlfriend Rose Armitage onstage. 

As part of the joke, Howery could be seen edging away from the 29-year-old, acting as if the star was as scarily racist in person as her character is in the film. As he feigned fear, Allison then tried to gain his (and the black community's) trust again with a few suggestions.

She jokingly asked whether she should try and make touching black people's hair illegal, change George Washington's face on Mount Rushmore to Denzel Washington, and try to get Beyoncé's award-winning album Lemonade out of the confines of Tidal and onto Spotify.

And, you guessed it, Twitter had something to say about Williams' joke:

The whole thing was incredibly reminiscent of the time her Girls character Marnie sang a slowed-down version of Kanye West's "Stronger."

Though we know it probably wasn't Williams who wrote the script, the actress might want to think twice before she starts making race jokes live on television.

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Daisy Murray

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