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Stephen Fry Fired A Very British Shot At Donald Trump Last Night

Josh Teal

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Stephen Fry Fired A Very British Shot At Donald Trump Last Night

It seems as though every single award show now includes some shot at President Donald Trump.

Last night saw two. Katy Perry expressed her disapproval of Trump at the Grammy Awards in LA by singing a song about breaking down walls in front of a screen showing the American Constitution.

Across the pond in London, BAFTA host Stephen Fry was less artsy fartsy, choosing instead just to cut deep into the Donald by good-old fashioned name calling.


During his opening monologue, Fry made a reference to "the most overrated people on the planet" when addressing the audience, a nod to Trump calling Meryl Streep an overrated actress following her comments made about him at the Golden Globes.

Later on, when Fry introduced Streep, he said: "Unquestionably, one of the greatest actresses of all time. Only a blithering idiot would think otherwise."


At a gala for Human Rights Campaign, a non profit business, in Manhattan on Saturday night, Streep had made further comments about Trump and his administration.

"If we live through this precarious moment, if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn't lead us to nuclear winter, we will have much to thank our current leader for," Streep said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"He will have woken us up to how fragile freedom is. The whip of the executive, through a Twitter feed, can lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimise the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability."

Topics: Donald Trump

Josh Teal
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