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Sienna Miller criticised for not wearing a poppy on Graham Norton show

A source said the actress had taken the poppy off because it was "pulling on her clothes"

Caroline Mortimer
Sunday 01 November 2015 19:09 GMT
Ms Miller was on the show with Bradley Cooper to promote her new film, Burnt
Ms Miller was on the show with Bradley Cooper to promote her new film, Burnt (PA)

Twitter users have expressed outrage after Sienna Miller was not wearing a poppy during an appearance on Graham Norton’s BBC chat show on Friday night.

The actress appeared alongside co-star Bradley Cooper, who did wear a red poppy commemorating Britain’s war dead, to promote their new film, Burnt.

A source close to Ms Miller told the Sun she had been wearing the poppy before the show went on air but removed it because it was “pulling on her clothes”.

But several people on Twitter objected to it saying Ms Miller was not acting like a “role model” and being “disrespectful”.

Even former Conservative defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth waded in, telling the Sun there should “be no excuse for not wearing one so we can honour the war dead.”

Burnt European Premiere stars

But many were quick to come to the star’s defence saying:

The Poppy Appeal is launched by the Royal British Legion every year in the run up to Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the servicemen and women who died while fighting in Britain’s wars. It also raises money for modern day servicemen, veterans and their families.

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