Bohemian Rhapsody Nominations Cancelled By Awards Ceremony
Bohemian Rhapsody has been removed as a best original film nominee at this years GLAAD Media awards, according to Variety.
It follows new accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against director Bryan Singer.
The American media watched dog told Variety that it had pulled the film for content in a weighted decision that takes a stand for sexual assault victims. Singer has consistently denied misconduct, and called the Atlantic story “a homophobic smear piece.”
“In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded,” GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.
“Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first,” the statement continued.
There have been no other nominations dropped for the film, with the Oscars not yet commenting.