Kate Middleton Slammed for Not Wearing Black at the BAFTA Awards

Kate Middleton is under fire for not wearing black to the annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday, who instead wore a deep green gown.

Attendees of this year’s BAFTAs were encouraged to wear black as an unofficial dress code to support the Time’s Up initiative, similar to the Golden Globes in January. Middleton’s dress did feature a black sash underneath the gown, and she matched a black clutch to the ensemble.

“Disappointed in not wearing black to the It’s not a political thing. Its a woman thing! ,” wrote one user on Twitter.

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“I know the Royals aren’t supposed to get involved with ‘protests’ or anything… but would it really have been THAT bad for Kate Middleton to wear black???” wrote another.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Middleton wore a black off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown to last year’s event which would have fit perfectly with this year’s dress code.

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Some fans were quick to defend the Duchess of Cambridge.

I’ve seen an awful lot of vitriol being directed towards Kate Middleton for her choice of dress at the #BAFTAs. Her outfit was as black as she could get without her breaking royal protocol and shaming her and any other woman is surely the antithesis of the MeToo campaign.

— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) February 18, 2018

People hurling abuse at Kate Middleton for not wearing black to the #BAFTAs need to remember that as a member of the Royal family, she can’t show support towards a political affiliation or bias.

— Becky Weaver (@becky2293) February 18, 2018

Anyone criticising Kate Middleton for wearing a very dark green dress to the baftas is a complete IDIOT let me educate you fools! Royalty do not wear black unless in a state of mourning death. I am over the times up movement it’s gone too far. How dare people judge her

— hidden treasures (@_HiddenT) February 19, 2018

Britain’s royal family, which typically avoids making public political statements, has not commented on the matter. It is even considered “unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election.” According to Newsweek, the Royal Family does “not exercise their right to vote.”

See tweets about Middleton’s dress choice below.

Disappointed in #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge not wearing black to the #EEBAFTAs It’s not a political thing. Its a woman thing! #TimesUp #StandTogether

— Nikki Long (@Nikki_L87) February 18, 2018

I know the Royals aren’t supposed to get involved with “protests” or anything… but would it really have been THAT bad for Kate Middleton to wear black??? #BAFTAs2018

— Rachel McGrath (@RachelMcGrath) February 18, 2018

V.disappointed that Kate Middleton didn’t wear BLACK in solidarity with other women. I guess she wanted to look different to commoners, the proletariat that pay taxes to support her lifestyle! Shameful! #metoo #TimesUp #BAFTAs #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/Elg36EGM2G

— JohnR EU (@JohnRobb1231) February 18, 2018

Kate Middleton shuns #timesup black dress code, clearly not a woman’s woman! #EEBAFTAs

— Johanna (@decadedesigner) February 18, 2018

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Kate Middleton is under fire for not wearing black to the annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday, who instead wore a deep green gown.

Attendees of this year’s BAFTAs were encouraged to wear black as an unofficial dress code to support the Time’s Up initiative, similar to the Golden Globes in January. Middleton’s dress did feature a black sash underneath the gown, and she matched a black clutch to the ensemble.

“Disappointed in not wearing black to the It’s not a political thing. Its a woman thing! ,” wrote one user on Twitter.

“I know the Royals aren’t supposed to get involved with ‘protests’ or anything… but would it really have been THAT bad for Kate Middleton to wear black???” wrote another.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Middleton wore a black off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown to last year’s event which would have fit perfectly with this year’s dress code.

Some fans were quick to defend the Duchess of Cambridge.

Britain’s royal family, which typically avoids making public political statements, has not commented on the matter. It is even considered “unconstitutional for the Monarch to vote in an election.” According to Newsweek, the Royal Family does “not exercise their right to vote.”

See tweets about Middleton’s dress choice below.

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Alexander McQueen Movie Boarded by Embankment

Embankment Films is launching worldwide sales at Berlin’s EFM on “McQueen,” a feature-doc about Alexander McQueen, “the working-class boy who rose from Savile Row tailor’s apprentice to become the most celebrated and controversial fashion designer in the world,” according to a statement. The film is directed by Ian Bonhote, director of international campaigns for brands… Read more »

Embankment Films is launching worldwide sales at Berlin’s EFM on “McQueen,” a feature-doc about Alexander McQueen, “the working-class boy who rose from Savile Row tailor’s apprentice to become the most celebrated and controversial fashion designer in the world,” according to a statement. The film is directed by Ian Bonhote, director of international campaigns for brands... Read more »

Jack O’Connell Will Play Alexander McQueen in Andrew Haigh Biopic

The film will follow McQueen and his creative process in the months leading up to his acclaimed 2009 show.

Alexander McQueen was one of the most acclaimed, celebrated British fashion designers through his tragic death in 2010. Now, Pathé and director Andrew Haigh will make a biopic of McQueen starring actor Jack O’Connell. It will be written by Chris Urch, award-winning playwright of “The Rolling Stone” and “Land of our Fathers,” and based on Andrew Wilson’s biography “Blood Beneath the Skin.”

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The film will follow McQueen and his creative process in the months leading up to his 2009 show where he stunningly re-worked his greatest designs from the past 15 years, providing an intimate portrait of the man behind the brand and a celebration of the genius whose designs were just as much art as fashion.

O’Connell is best known for his starring roles in British prison drama “Starred Up,” historical thriller “’71” and most recently, Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster.” He also had a starring role on the British teen drama “Skins” for two seasons. He will be seen in  Cédric Jimenez’s war drama “HHhH” and Justin Chadwick’s romantic drama “Tulip Fever.”

Meanwhile, Andrew Haigh is best known for his films “Weekend” and “45 Years.” He also executive produced the HBO series “Looking” and directed 10 of its 18 episodes as well as the TV movie, which he also co-wrote.

READ MORE: Review: Why ‘Starred Up,’ With Jack O’Connell, Isn’t Your Average Prison Drama

 

 

Pathé has set a Spring 2017 start date for principal photography and the film will be released by the end of 2017.

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