BAFTAs 2019: Andy Serkis throws accidental shade at Queen while presenting award

Andy Serkis accidentally threw shade at Queen while presenting with Danai Gurira at the 2019 BAFTAs on Sunday night.

The actor-director was on stage to present the Original Music award and mentioned the rock band, whose surviving members Brian May and Roger Taylor were in the audience.

Serkis said, "film without music would be Laurel without Hardy, like Queen without Freddie Mercury or like Britain without Europe."

Considering that Queen has been touring for years without the late singer, filling the frontman's shoes with Adam Lambert's, the comment certainly seems like an insult.

People on Twitter certainly thought so:

They also loved the Brexit joke:

The surviving members of Queen were in the audience to support their movie Bohemian Rhapsody which was up for seven nominations.

The film has proved to be a controversial one because of the allegations of child sex abuse made against director Bryan Singer.

BAFTA confirmed they had taken Singer's name off the movie's nominations in lieu of these claims.

Rami Malek won the award for Leading Actor for playing Freddie Mercury and the film also picked up Best Sound.

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