A documentary about former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman,“The Quiet One,” was supposed to screen at Sheffield Documentary Festival in the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom this summer. But now, the fest has announced that they’ve canceled the screening, along with a Q&A session with the bassist himself.
Why? Because some Facebook users started protesting the screening due to Wyman’s questionable relationship with his second wife Mandy Smith, calling him a “sexual predator.”Wyman had met Smith when she was only 13 years old and he was 47, and then they got married in 1989 when she was 18 and he was 52. Smith has alleged that the first time they had sex was when she was only 14 years old.
Sheffield Doc Fest heard the complaints and has made the decision to cancel the screening and Q&A event entirely. On the same Facebook post that was being protested,they’re now thanking fans for “alerting” them to the issue and are promising refunds to ticket holders.Check out the post below.
Source:Sheffield Doc Fest