Matt Lucas is calm personified after Daily Mail's insensitive story about his ex-husband
Matt Lucas has shown in the past that he speaks as well off-screen as he does on it.
The former Shooting Stars and Little Britain star has this week responded to the Daily Mail after the newspaper made a basic error in a story about...well, it's not entirely clear what it is about.
The short snippet mentioned how Lucas has gone off the radar when compared to David Walliams, with whom he worked closely on both Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, citing the death of Lucas' ex-husband Kevin McGee in 2009 as a reason for the 42-year-old leaving the public eye.
The print version of the newspaper didn't call him Kevin McGee though, it called him 'Trevor McGee'. And, rather than kick off at the paper, Lucas just quietly pointed out their error.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) November 24, 2016
Lucas has received messages of support over the insensitive comments, with others pointing out that the one-paragraph story mistakenly refers to McGee as his 'ex-partner' rather than 'ex-husband'.
— Scott Garnham (@ScottGarnham) November 24, 2016
The malice and stupidity of that leaves me speechless.
— Matthew Sweet (@DrMatthewSweet) November 24, 2016
very 'astute' of David not to have a loved one die
— Ross McCafferty (@RossMcCaff) November 24, 2016
Oh, and that 'off the radar' claim? We're not entirely sure about that either, what with Lucas appearing in Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Les Misérables, Bridesmaids and Doctor Who since 2009, among other things. That puts him as much in the public eye as Walliams, at least as far as film and TV are concerned.