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    Stephen Fry Leaves Twitter After BAFTA Joke Backfires

    He’s flown the coop. The British polymath drew laughs and ruffled a few feathers with a joke at Britain’s film awards last night. Referring to best costume design winner Jenny Beavan’s casual outfit — she nabbed the accolade for work on Mad Max: Fury Road — Fry quipped: “Only one of the greatest cinematic costume designers would come to the awards ceremony dressed like a bag lady.” Critics tweeted furiously in response, and while the QI host explained that it wasn’t meant to insult his dear friend Beavan, he has since deleted his account.

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