What was probably meant to be an ordinary night for Woody Allen at his New Orleans Jazz Band‘s concert in Hamburg, Germany, took quite the turn!
On Tuesday night, as the director performed on stage, two topless female protestors came out and crashed the show!
They took the stage with quotes on their bare chests from Dylan Farrow‘s open letter revealing how the controversial star sexually abused her as a child. It didn’t take long for venue workers to escort them off.
In a Facebook post documenting the NSFW moment, the women’s rights group FEMEN explained why it was so important for them to speak up publicly like they did:
“SEXUAL ABUSE IS A CRIME!
STOP THE #SILENCE!
Today two activists belonging to the Womansrightsgroup #FEMEN
interrupted the concert of #WoodyAllen and his Jazzband, which took
place in #Hamburgs #Elbphilharmonie. The ran on stage with their bodies
which were covered
in quotes from his daughters open letter in which she talks about the
sexual abuse she experienced through her father woody allen.
To remind the world and the Jazzfans sitting in the audience that he
is not just the neurotic and charming director,musician and actor but
also seems to like sticking his fingers into his daughters.”
And the lengthy statement ended with:
“FEMEN does not want to be a part of this society, which protects and
cheers the perpetrators.
FEMEN disapproves of the fact that the Elbphilharmonie
offers a pedophile a stage.
No condemnation is no proof of innocence.”
Still, the 81-year-old was given a standing ovation at the end of his performance.
Woody has yet to comment on any of it, but you can watch the FEMEN protestors storm his stage AND read their message in its entirety (below):
What do U think of their statement-making protest??
[Image via WENN.]