BAFTA 2022: Rebel Wilson calls out Vladimir Putin, Benedict Cumberbatch supports Ukraine

Los Angeles: 

Actor Rebel Wilson used her stage time at the 75th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony to call out Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rebel showed middle finger to Putin while hosting the star-studded event on Sunday night. Introducing Emilia Jones’ musical performance, she explained that there would be two sign language interpreters on stage. “And this is the gesture for Putin,” Rebel said, showing the middle finger.

Also, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, too, tweaked his sartorial style at the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards to show his support for Ukraine, which has been facing trying times ever since Russia launched military operations there.

Several images from the star-studded affair have been doing the rounds on social media in which the ‘Power of the Dog’ star can be seen wearing a badge of the Ukraine flag on his classic black tuxedo. Benedict’s way of voicing his support to Ukraine has impressed fans a lot.

“Great to see Benedict @Cumberbitches wearing a blue/yellow lapel badge at the @BAFTA’s this evening #Ukraine #SupportUkraine,” a Twitter user wrote. “True star,” another one tweeted.

For the unversed, Vladimir Putin on February 24 announced the military operation in Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen”, and since then thousands of Ukrainians, both civilians, and troops, have been killed.



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