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Monstrous Harvey Weinstein Effigy To Be Burned In England

A likeness of the movie mogul will go up in flames as part of annual bonfire celebrations in Edenbridge.

01/11/2017 13:40 SAST | Updated 01/11/2017 14:40 SAST
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The Edenbridge Bonfire Society's 2017 'Celebrity Guy', disgraced US film producer Harvey Weinstein, is pictured with a member of the society posing during the unveiling photo call in Edenbridge, Southern England on November 1, 2017. The giant effigy of Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul who faces numerous allegations of sexual assault, will be burned at the Edenbridge Bonfire Society's annual bonfire night on November 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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An effigy of Harvey Weinstein will be set alight at the Edenbridge bonfire celebrations this weekend.

An effigy of Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein is set to feel the heat at a bonfire celebration in southeast England this weekend.

A 36-foot-high statue of the mogul, who faces mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment, will burn in the Kent town of Edenbridge on Saturday night, according to planners.

Bonfire organizers across the United Kingdom traditionally burn an effigy of Catholic rebel Guy Fawkes close to Nov. 5 to mark his failed 1605 “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up Parliament and murder King James I.

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, however, opts to commemorate the failed assassination bid by burning a likeness of a celebrity.

The group revealed Wednesday that this year it would be sending Weinstein up in flames.

Weinstein was the obvious option” for 2017 “due to allegations of outrageous and despicable conduct,” a spokesperson for the society said via Facebook.

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

Last year, the society voted to burn then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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An effigy of Donald Trump was sent up in flames in Edenbridge, England, in 2016.
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