Stephen Fry Quits Twitter Over BAFTA Backlash

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BAFTA host, Stephen Fry seems to have removed himself from Twitter after making an “offensive” joke at the awards ceremony last night.


Stephen Fry was met with a barrage of criticism after calling costume designer Jenny Beavan a “bag lady” on stage after she accepted an award for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road.

Fry commented at the podium, “Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to the awards dressed like a bag lady.”

Even though Fry later stated that Beavan was a good friend and “got the joke”, Twitter quickly went nuts, with many calling Fry a “misogynist”.



Fry lost his patience with the criticism and posted a selfie with Beavan at the BAFTA afterparty, along with two other tweets, before deleting his account altogether.

“Will all you sanctimonious f*****s f**k the f**k off Jenny Beavan is a friend and joshing is legitimate. Christ I want to leave the planet.”

And, “So just a word to the tragic figures who think calling Jenny Bevan a bag lady was an insult. She’s a dear friend and she got it. Derrr.”

Do you think Fry went too far, or were Twitter-critics overreacting?


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