Lilly Singh apologises for controversial turban comments
Lilly Singh, the host of Little Late with Lilly Singh, apologised for a recent comment on turban she made on her late-night show. Addressing the issue, Lilly made a lengthy statement via her social media about the comparison she made about turbans during an interview with Jessica Alba.
"In a recent episode of my show, I stupidly made a comparison about turbans that I'd like to apologize for," Lilly wrote in the post.
"My guest was explaining how her kids were embarrassed I saw them with towels twisted on their heads and I said 'don't worry, it's like my Punjabi friends.' In the moment, my thought process was 'don't be embarrassed! I think that's dope.' But in hindsight I recognize that was a disrespectful and problematic joke to make that has a lot of painful history behind it. And I'm very sorry," she continued.
"This was the first episode of the show I ever taped and I was very nervous, doing improv that wasn't well thought out," added Lilly. "I'm incredibly sorry to those I hurt with that comparison." Lilly went on to tell her social media followers that this is "all-new" to her. "I'm still learning and growing. I know the line for comedy is subjective so I can only do what I feel is right," she shared. "And in this case, taking full ownership and apologizing feels right."
A very important and heartfelt apology. I’m sorry. And thank you for helping me grow pic.twitter.com/Q2JBI2VEDj— Lilly Singh // #LateWithLilly (@Lilly) September 27, 2019