Fans of Sarah Silverman know her for her acid witty jokes, but even some of them were at least puzzled when she joked about her boyfriend’s ex, the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, calling her a “PIG”. This action instantly received mixed responses from her fans.
Silverman recently uploaded a photo on her Instagram account in which she was unsexy posing next to a poster of Beckinsale, alongside which she wrote a comment that received quite some negative feedback. “I can’t believe my boyfriend ever dated this PIG” said the comedian about Beckinsale who has a 15-years old daughter with Silverman's beau, Michael Sheen,
Even if most of the fans were scandalized, and some may still feel that this is an inappropriate joke, at least one of Silverman’s followers figure it out that the term she used is actually just a slang abbreviation for “Pretty Intelligent Girl”, meaning that Silverman actually paid a compliment to Beckinsale but in her own manner and definitely not deviating from her usual sarcastic witty jokes.
Sarah Silverman is currently dating her “Master of Sex” co-star, Michael Sheene, who has an amicable relation with his ex, Beckinsale. In the past, asked in an interview if she is jealous on their relationship, Silverman said that she actually loves Kate Beckinsale and that she and Sheene are actually funny when they meet. “She’s hilarious. She’s really, really cool”, said the comedian to Howard Stern.