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.

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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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Stephen Fry has some crucial lessons in etiquette for anyone visiting the UK

Stephen Fry has some crucial lessons in etiquette for anyone visiting the UK

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If you fancy brushing up on your British etiquette, who better to get a lesson from than time-honoured English gent Stephen Fry?

The fine art of queuing, awkward politeness, tutting, light cheering at broken glassware and, of course, the weather, are among the key topics covered by Fry in the above video, which was made by Heathrow Airport.

Just remember: as long as you don’t cut in front of anyone in a queue, you should be okay.

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