Stephen Fry Quits Twitter After Controversial 'Bag Lady' Comment At The BAFTAs 6 years ago

Stephen Fry Quits Twitter After Controversial 'Bag Lady' Comment At The BAFTAs

Stephen Fry has quit Twitter after getting slated for calling Jenny Beavan a 'bag lady'.

Jenny was collecting her award at the BAFTAs last night for Best Costume Designer award for Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Directly after her acceptance speech, Stephen Fry took to the podium and said, "Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to the awards ceremony dressed like a bag lady."

People were not impressed by the comment and took to Twitter to give out to him. While he tried to defend himself saying she was a friend, he decided to quit the social media platform.

Before dramatically deleting his Twitter account he responded with tweets saying, "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."

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Watch his on-stage comments here:

Image and video via YouTube/Daily Mail UK