Allison Williams Made Race Jokes At The MTV Movie Awards And It Didn't Go Down Well On Twitter

The Girls and Get Out star might have made some misguided gags at the MTV Movie Awards

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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.

After all, not everyone has the ad-lib talents of Kristin Wiig and Will Ferrell to pull off this, quite frankly, bonkers presenting speech from the Golden Globes in 2013:

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Or the timing and wit of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey:

In fact people get it wrong the whole time.

Remember when Stacey Dash (your girl Dionne in Clueless and star of Kanye West's music video 'All Falls Down') took the p*** out of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, last year?

Did somebody say 'cringe'?

Or how about when Saturday Night Fever's own John Travolta got so excited about his Idina Menzel Wicked joke at the 2014 Academy Awards and called her 'Adele Dazeem'...?

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Well, last night at the 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 co-star, LilRel Howery, to present the award for 'Best Kiss' (which subsequently went to Moonlight co-stars, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome).

Congrats on your win @ashtondsanders + @jharreljerome 🌕

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She then tried to make a joke out of the pair's horror film and race relations in the US, by (minor spoiler alert) reprising her role as racist girlfriend, Rose Armitage, on stage with the actor.

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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.

Howery finally agreed to the third suggestion and they got on with presenting their award.

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

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

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

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