German media blasts Berlinale chiefs for choice of Jeremy Irons as jury head

The UK actor has previously voiced provocative comments about sexual harrassment and gay marriage.The Berlinale’s new management has come under fire from the German media for its choice of Jeremy Irons as the official competition’s jury president following controversial views voiced in the past by the UK actor about sexual harassment and gay marriage.Reports in German publications including the daily tageszeitung, commonly referred to as taz, and Der Tagesspiegel, pointed to comments from Irons including from an interview with the UK’s Radio Times magazine in 2011 when the actor observed: “If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom,

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