Stephen Fry quits Twitter, saying ‘fun is over’ after Bafta spat
15 February 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Media captionThe moment Stephen Fry referred to Jenny Beavan as a ‘bag lady’
Bafta show host Stephen Fry has confirmed he has left Twitter declaring “the fun is over”.
He faced criticism online after comparing costume designer Jenny Beavan to a “bag lady” when she picked up her Bafta for Mad Max: Fury Road.
The presenter later insisted Beavan was a “dear friend” and had “got” the joke.
Fry said he has not “slammed the door” on Twitter but said the site had become a “stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous”.
He said people needed to “grieve” for what Twitter had become, writing: “I like to believe I haven’t slammed the door, much less stalked off in a huff throwing my toys out of the pram as I go or however one should phrase it.
“It’s quite simple really: the room had started to smell. Really quite bad.”
Source:: BBC Entertainment