36-Foot Harvey Weinstein Effigy to Be Burned in England

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36-Foot Harvey Weinstein Effigy to Be Burned in England

This time each year, bonfire enthusiasts from across the U.K. and the world meet in the Kent town of Edenbridge to burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes (as close to Nov. 5 as possible), commemorating his failed attempt to blow up Parliament and kill the king in 1605. Last year, the Edenbridge Bonfire Society elected instead to burn an effigy of Donald Trump—same idea, same place. This time around, there will be 36 foot-high statue of Harvey Weinstein set ablaze, HuffPost reports.

The group revealed the news on Wednesday via Facebook, with a spokesperson saying “Weinstein was the obvious option” for 2017 “due to allegations of outrageous and despicable conduct which we at Edenbridge Bonfire Society obviously found completely abhorrent.”

“While the burning of the guys is aimed as a light-hearted way to mark the traditional bonfire night celebrations in the U.K., there is of course nothing funny about Weinstein’s behavior, so it seemed only fair that he gets his comeuppance in effigy form,” the spokesperson added.

Remember, remember the fifth of November, as they say.

Find Paste’s recent coverage of the Weinstein saga here.

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