Backlash after Bafta host Stephen Fry calls 'Mad Max' costume designer a 'bag lady'

Backlash after Bafta host Stephen Fry calls ‘Mad Max’ costume designer a ‘bag lady’

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LONDON — Bafta host Stephen Fry provoked outrage during the ceremony Sunday night after he described the winner of the Best Costume Design award, Jenny Beavan, as a “bag lady.”

Beavan was barely off the stage having accepted the accolade — dressed in jeans, a grey scarf and a leather jacket — when he made the quip.

It was her work on Mad Max: Fury Road that earned her a place among the winners of the night.

Jenny Beavan was accepting the award for costume design.

Image: Rex Features via AP Images

Fry’s comments didn’t go down too well.

Some, meanwhile, found it funny.

Fry jumped onto Twitter to defend the quip later in the evening. Read more…

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Backlash after Bafta host Stephen Fry calls ‘Mad Max’ costume designer a ‘bag lady’