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Melania Trump Calls the Bluff of This Leftist Actress to Cancel Her Own Show

'Insecure' star Issa Rae said she did not want the first lady as a fan of her program — then got bad news on Twitter

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Actress Issa Rae (shown above left) doesn’t seem to want conservative fans.

The 33-year-old, who currently stars in HBO’s “Insecure,” told Glamour magazine in a recent interview that she would cancel her own show if she found out that first lady Melania Trump was a fan of it.

Rae recalled how she found out late last year that former first lady Michelle Obama was a fan of her show and how much it excited her.

“It was like talking to my auntie. It bums me out that I will never have that feeling again of the first family f***ing with us so hard and getting us,” Rae said crudely.

She also said Michelle Obama told her that her two daughters turned her onto the show and that she was specifically impressed with the second season finale.

Instead of stopping there, Rae then went on to insult current first lady Melania Trump.

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“If Melania [Trump] said that to me, I would be like, ‘Well, I guess it’s canceled. We’re not making this show. It’s not ours anymore,’” she said.

Stephanie Grisham, the press secretary and communications director for the first lady, responded by tweeting out a link to a story covering Rae’s comments — and by saying that Melania Trump is, in fact, a fan of the show.

Whether or not the first lady is a fan of the series, Rae seems to have no intention of ending it.

She responded to the tweet with a lame joke and an insult aimed at Melania Trump.

“Melania or the double?” she asked Grisham.

“Insecure” recently entered its third season on HBO.

Rae has been nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes for her role as Issa Dee, a 20-something woman who faces life’s hardships with her best friend since college (played by Yvonne Orji).

Rae’s words about the first lady speak to a larger gap between artist and consumer today. Leftist artists seem to be seething with so much anger that they don’t want right-leaning thinkers to consume any of their creative works in any way.

Related: Why President Trump Calls Melania His ‘Rock’

If they were actually interested in dialogue and in the true impact of their creative efforts and products, they would want their work to reach the widest audience possible.

They would want people with whom they disagree to be exposed to their perspectives and their thinking.

For more on Rae’s threat to cancel her own TV show, check out the video right below:

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