Kristin Davis Expresses Disappointment Over Sunrise Skit On Twitter

15/02/2016 11:43 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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If there was any doubt about Kristin Davis' thoughts on Sunrise's painfully awkward 'Sex and The City' skit last Thursday, there certainly isn't now.

The celebrity activist and UNHCR Ambassador -- who was in Sydney to speak about her work with refugees -- was visibly mortified when 'Sunrise' presenter Samantha Armytage, along with Natalie Barr and Edwina Bartholemew, donned a wig and tried to make Davis re-enact a scene from the long running show in which Davis once starred. (And which, it should be noted, wrapped a whole 12 years ago.)

Though Davis attempted to take it with good grace (though she did state: "I don’t know if this is a great idea, frankly,”) her presence on social media platform Twitter has confirmed the actress is disapproving of the turn of the events, to say the least.

As Australian media reacted to the cringe-worthy segment, Davis has retweeted a number of messages of support and, tellingly, thanked Virginia Haussegger for her scathing op-ed piece for The Sydney Morning Herald, which referred to the segment as "pitiful" and "gender-cringe TV at its worst".

"Frankly, I wish I never had cause to write this column. I take no joy in calling any woman a mindless bimbo," Haussegger wrote on her Twitter account, before posting a link to the piece.

Davis replied: "Thank you for your piece in @smh . I'm trying to tell these women's story - @Refugees #DRC #UNHCR."


Kristina Keneally also weighed in, stating she was "damn glad" Haussegger called out the Sunrise team on their "mindless treatment of Davis as little more than a girly play-thing".


Haussegger also condemned the team's reaction to Armytage's hosting gig at the UNHCR lunch being (unsurprisingly) revoked, writing "the sanctimonious nonsense that followed was utterly shameful -- with Daddy Bear Kochie sitting in the middle of the couch, flanked by his po-faced girls, pulling their best 'we've been hurt and it wasn't our fault' expressions. Oh please!"

And the criticism wasn't just rife in Australian media, but extended to 'Sunrise' viewers who made their opinion known in the most effective way possible -- by switching channels.

Rival breakfast program 'Today' gained a significant boost in the overnight ratings after the skit was aired.

'Today' co-host, and HuffPost Australia editor-at-large, Lisa Wilkinson took the opportunity to invite Davis to appear on the show next time she was in town -- an offer which Davis readily accepted.


Whether or not this comes to pass remains to be seen. But one thing's for sure -- we doubt Davis will be joining Armytage and co on air again any time soon.

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