Janet Street Porter has criticized bafta organizers and attendees “luvvie” for going ahead with the ceremony while the war in Ukraine It’s running.
The annual film awards will take place in London on Sunday, organized by rebel wilson.
the loose women The panelist wrote a scathing MailOnline column in which she called the “knocks on the back” and the award ceremony “grotesque”.
Janet suggested canceling the event and “sending the money to the disaster committees.”
She wrote: “It’s business as usual. The organizers clearly believe that ‘we have overcome covid, let’s continue to enjoy it’.
“Wouldn’t we respect them more if someone in mission control had the guts to stand up and say, ‘Let’s cancel everything until peace is restored in Ukraine.’ This pat on the back and awards is grotesque’. But it won’t happen.
“Nobody has told the film industry that on the other side of Europe, while its ceremonies are televised around the world, millions of people are fighting for their lives, displaced from their homes, their farms, schools and workplaces.”
He added: “Isn’t there a better and more respectful place to be than drinking champagne and pretending all is well in the glittering and somewhat superficial world of entertainment, when the evening news shows us a very different reality?”
Lady Gaga other benedict cumberbatch are among the stars in the race to win a Bafta on Sunday.
Sci-fi epic Dune and Jane Campion’s western The Power Of The Dog lead the nominations for this year’s film awards, which will return in person this year after a largely virtual ceremony in 2021.
The ceremony will also feature the performance of a Bond theme song by Mrs Shirley Basseywhich will celebrate 60 years of the spy movie franchise.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.