If you’re on Twitter, then you most likely have been called something like a “dumb useless cunt fuck who needs to fall into a hole” at least once. It’s practically a rite of passage on Twitter. “Dumb useless cunt fuck who needs to fall into a hole” is even pretty mild for Twitter. So when I read that people on Twitter were OUTRAGED over Stephen Fry saying that costume designer Jenny Beavan dressed like a “bag lady,” I figured there was more to it and that he called her something really offensive and cruel like: “A bag lady…who genuinely loves and admires the Kardashians.” But all he said was that she was dressed like a “bag lady” and it ended with him hitting the delete button on his Twitter account.
The Daily Mail says that last night, when Jenny Beavan won the Best Costume Design BAFTA award for the costumes she designed for Mad Max: Fury Road, Stephen Fry, who hosted the BAFTAs, tweeted a joke about her wearing a bag lady’s outfit. Basically, Jenny Beavan got her ensemble from the House of Who Gives A Fuck, which is the same place where Frances McDormand got her Tony outfit. Stephen Fry tweeted this about Jenny Beavan’s ensemble:
Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to the awards ceremony dressed like a bag lady.
When people on Twitter called him a shitty asshole who needed to apologize to Jenny, he tweeted the above picture as well as these tweets:
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
Will all you sanctimonious fuckers fuck the fuck off Jenny Beavan is a friend and joshing is legitimate. Christ I want to leave the planet
Stephen Fry didn’t leave the planet, but he did leave the insane social media planet called Twitter by deleting his account for like the fifth time (I’m losing track).
If there was a BAFTA award for Most Dramatic Response To Some Shit Said On Twitter, the winner would come down to the delicate messes who were actually offended by Stephen’s tweet and Stephen for quitting Twitter over that. But I’m sure Stephen Fry got over it later that night when he found comfort in between his husband’s soothing twink nalgas.
Pics: Getty, Wenn.com, @StephenFry