If Melania Trump Loved HBO's 'Insecure,' Issa Rae Would Probably Cancel it

There are plenty of reasons why a show creator would choose to kill their production—no money for production, a network pulls out to the ratings are sinking, to name a few. For Insecure creator Issa Rae though, it would only take one particular person to get her to pull the plug on her hit HBO series: first lady Melania Trump.

Appearing on the cover of Glamour magazine, Rae teased she would probably have to cancel the show if she learned Trump was a big fan.

Her comment came after explaining to the magazine the former first lady Michelle Obama told her she loved the show. Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha Obama were fans of the show and at their convincing, Michelle Obama started watching the series.

"She had just finished watching the [Season 2] finale, and she was like, 'That fakeout—how could you do that? I thought you and Lawrence were going to live happily ever after,'" Rae recalled. "It was like talking to my auntie. It bums me out that I will never have that feeling again of the first family f**king with us so hard and getting us."

Rae added: "I Melania 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.'"

Insecure received critical acclaim for its authentic view into the everyday black American experience, showcased in the day-to-day life of Rae's character—also named Issa—and her best friend Molly, played by Yvonne Orji.

Since Insecure's debut in 2016, Rae has been adamant about creating a show centered on black representation that appeals to black viewers. It just so happens that the show's predominately black cast and writer's room, also consisting largely of people of color, and have mastered emoting certain life instances in a way that has registered with millions of viewers of all ages, races and backgrounds.

Granted, Rae loves the appeal the show has had on such a broad variety of viewers, for someone like President Donald Trump's wife to find it relatable would likely hint at a major shift in the series' direction.

"I just want to do my pure story and if I'm not, it's just not worth it. And Prentice feels the same," she said. "Sometimes the white writers will be like, 'I didn't even know what that line meant until I watched the show,' and I'm like, 'That's OK. There are some things that are just for us.'"

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