First Lady Melania Trump called Issa Rae’s bluff after the actress threatened to cancel the HBO show Insecure if she found out Melania watched the show.

Issa Rae

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Issa Rae attends “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination”, the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Rae, who both writes and stars in the HBO comedy Insecure, spoke to Glamour about canceling the show and her reaction when she found out that former First Lady Michelle Obama watches the show:

“She had just finished the watching the finale and she was like, ‘That fakeout—how could you do that? I thought you and Lawrence were going to live happily ever after.’ I was like, ‘You really watch it?’ She was like, ‘Yes. Sasha and Malia put me on to it.”

Rae continued:

“It was like talking to my auntie. It bums me out that I will never have that feeling again of the First Family f****** with us so hard and getting us. 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.’”

Melania Trump responded through her White House Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham. Grisham Tweeted, “Alert: FYI Issa Rae, First Lady Melania Trump likes your show!”

Rae responded in kind referencing a conspiracy theory that the First Lady has a body double.

And if you thought Rae was being serious about canceling her show if she found out that Melania enjoyed it, you would be dead wrong. Rae also Tweeted out that Insecure has been renewed for a fourth season.

Insecure follows Rae’s character Issa Dee as she navigates the “tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly” played by Yvonne Orji. The series was nominated for two Emmys in 2018 including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series.

Rae wasn’t the only one to respond to Grisham’s Tweet. A number of people didn’t believe that Melania actually watches the HBO comedy.

What do you make of this whole situation?

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