We would begin this story by embedding some of Stephen Fry’s typically magnificent Twitter output, but that’s actually the story itself: he’s apparently gone and deleted his account.
The notable absence of the ideal Briton on the social media platform follows his 11th straight hosting gig at the BAFTAs; after presenting an award to costume designer Jenny Beavan for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road, Fry pulled a quip on her casual attire, saying “only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag-lady.”
Fry defended his statement as a joke – even going so far as to post a picture of the pair together after the fact.
Twitter’s response was not so light-hearted, with other users calling out his jibe as needlessly misogynistic.
If we’re being completely honest, it was a line that didn’t serve anybody in particular, and it could be taken as uncharacteristic misstep from a bloke who is known world-wide for running his mouth in a totally loveable way.