Benedict Cumberbatch has a great response for a reporter who calls him out for speaking about refugees on stage

Published November 12th, 2015 - 02:06 GMT
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has taken some flak for using the stage to discuss the refugee crisis, but he knows how to respond to those critics. (File photo)
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has taken some flak for using the stage to discuss the refugee crisis, but he knows how to respond to those critics. (File photo)

The British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been using his fame to raise awareness and money for refugees arriving in Europe, and was not ashamed to use the stage in order to reach out to people.

After his performances of Hamlet at the Barbican theatre in London, Cumberbatch urged his audiences to donate money to Save The Children in order to help Syrian refugees. The appeals were very successful, estimated to have raised £150,000 for the charity. 

However some people criticized him for his views and his use of the stage in order to discuss what they believed are political matters.

 

However he couldn't care less about what these people think of him. 

Cumberbatch received a CBE award at Buckingham Palace this week recognizing his services to the performing arts and charity. Outside the palace he was questioned by a reporter who challenged him on his discussion of the refugee crisis after performances, and Cumberbatch had a great response. See the video below:

 
Benedict Cumberbatch defends Hamlet tirade on refugees

"I'm not interested in what flack I'm taking - I'm interested in trying to raise awareness and funds for people who are in far worse positions than an actor."Benedict Cumberbatch has defended his decision to speak out against politicians' treatment of refugees after a performance of Hamlet.

Posted by ITV News on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

 By Kane Hippisley-Gatherum


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