American movie director Bryan Singer has been grabbing the limelight for all the wrong reasons. So much so, that his film has also fallen into the controversial puddle. A report published by The Atlantic on Wednesday stated that the acclaimed filmmaker was accused of sexual misconduct by not just one, but four men who said that they were minors at the time of the alleged incidents. As a repercussion to which, Bohemian Rhapsody has now been removed as the best original film nominee at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Confirming the removal of the 20th Century Fox film from the list of nominees, GLAAD said in a statement to Variety, “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.”
“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.
However, despite the allegations, Singer will continue to direct the upcoming movie Red Sonja, as per a recent statement by film production company Millennium. "I continue to be in development for Red Sonja and Bryan Singer continues to be attached,” said producer Avi Lerner to The Hollywood Reporter.