So, has the fallout simply begun for Bohemian Rhapsody and director Bryan Singer?
Earlier this week, The Atlantic printed in opposition to Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer.
Four males accused Singer inappropriate sexual contact of their teenagers.
The director allegedly had a number of sexual encounters with the accusers within the late 90s.
Singer, for instance, allegedly fondled the genitals Victor Valdovinos, a 13-year-old additional on the set Apt Pupil. Another man, recognized solely as Andy, says the director had intercourse with him. Singer additionally had intercourse with one other man, recognized solely as Eric, when the latter was 17. A fourth man, recognized as Ben, claims to have had oral intercourse with the director at across the similar age.
Singer rapidly denied and dismissed the allegations as “timed to take benefit Bohemian Rhapsody’s success.”
According to the director, Esquire journal in the end rejected the accusations in 1997. The “vendetta journalism” – the best way he describes the piece – rehashed bogus lawsuits “by a disreputable solid people.” They had lied “for cash and a focus,” in keeping with Singer.
Now, the fallout over the very severe accusations has begun.
Losing a key award nomination.
According to a new report, the GLAAD Media Awards has dropped Bohemian Rhapsody as a greatest authentic movie nominee.
In a ‘weighted choice,’ the media watchdog stated it “takes a stand for sexual assault victims.”
Releasing a press release to Variety, GLAAD stated,
“In mild the most recent allegations in opposition to director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the troublesome choice to take away ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from rivalry for a GLAAD Media Award within the Outstanding Film – Wide Release class this yr.
“This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by younger males and teenage boys dropped at mild a actuality that can not be ignored and even tacitly rewarded.”
The media watchdog additionally slammed Singer’s response to the piece, who acknowledged The Atlantic ran “a homophobic smear piece.”
“Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the business at massive to not gloss over the truth that survivors sexual assault needs to be put first.”
Time’s Up, a bunch shaped after Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct got here to mild, applauded the choice. Stating the world stays in ‘the midst a cultural reckoning,’ the group referred to as on folks to analyze the intense claims in opposition to Singer.
Despite calling the impression the movie ‘simple,’ GLAAD sided with the survivors, whose allegations have but to be confirmed.
“We consider…that we should ship a transparent and unequivocal message to LGBTQ youth and all survivors sexual assault that GLAAD and our neighborhood will stand with survivors and won’t be silent in terms of defending them from those that would do them hurt.”
Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox, Bohemian Rhapsody’s distributor, have but to touch upon GLAAD’s choice and assertion.
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