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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Auctions Off Golden Globes Outfit To Raise Money For Australian Wildfire Fund

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off her Golden Globes outfit to raise money for the relief effort in fire-ravaged Australia.

The Fleabag star has placed the gold tuxedo she wore to Sunday’s ceremony on eBay as wildfires continue to burn down under. 

The comedy writer and star won two awards while wearing the outfit from Australian designers Ralph & Russo.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge arrives at the Golden Globes 

The starting bid stands at $(AU) 77,000 Australian, which is about £40,000. The auction is set to end on 20 January.

In a video shared on the official Twitter account for Fleabag, Phoebe showed fans where famous faces had touched the outfit, including Tom Hanks when he shook her hand, Sir Elton John giving her a hug and the shoulder where Olivia Colman “rested her cheek”.

So you already own the #Fleabag jumpsuit, but there’s another chance for you to dress like Phoebe Waller-Bridge! She’s auctioning off her #GoldenGlobes suit by @ralphandrusso in support of the relief efforts for the Australian bushfires. https://t.co/iAJAv8wveI#DressforAuspic.twitter.com/xhMiTcAAph

— Fleabag (@fleabag) January 10, 2020

James Bond star Ana de Armas and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer are also said to have touched the tuxedo.

Phoebe said: “I’m very excited that this stunning, one-of-a-kind, couture tuxedo created by Australian geniuses Ralph & Russo will continue its journey by contributing to this urgent cause.

“If money raised by its auction can help raise funds to fight the disaster in Australia, the future impact of this suit will be far greater than the luck it brought me and the Fleabag team at the Golden Globes last weekend.”

While the tuxedo is custom made, it is reportedly similar to a UK size nine.

Phoebe won two awards while wearing the outfit

Money raised from its sale will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund, WIRES Wildlife Rescue Emergency Fund and Wildlife Victoria.

Phoebe is just the latest celebrity to pledge support for Australia as it continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires.

Kylie Minogue pledged half a million dollars to firefighters tackling the blazes in her home country, matching the donation made by Pink.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental group has donated $(US) 3m (£2.3m) towards the relief effort while Sir Elton John and Chris and Liam Hemsworth have also donated

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‘Dumbest’ Trump Lie Of 2020: White House Nailed Over Bizarre Weather Tweet

Donald Trump’s White House came under fire on Sunday after a tweet that critics are already slamming as the “dumbest” lie of 2020. 

And it’s all about the weather.  

In what would on most days be a non-controversial message, the White House’s official account tweeted about snow:

The White House

The problem? It not only didn’t snow in Washington on Sunday, but it was also unseasonably warm, with temperatures reaching a high of 20C. And if it did snow, it wouldn’t have been the first of the year for the capital.

That happened on Tuesday. Indeed, the image appears in the White House Flickr feed for that date.  

It’s possible the tweet was written Tuesday, but not sent as the Iran crisis unfolded. If that’s the case, it’s not clear why it was then sent on Sunday, when it was so clearly not snowing in Washington.

The Washington Post reported last month that Trump has unleashed a blizzard of lies, with more than 15,000 false or misleading claims since taking office in 2017.

Several have been about the weather.

At one point, Trump showed off a doctored map to make false claims about a nonexistent hurricane threat. 

But critics on Twitter say his administration lying about an easily verifiable weather event should have a special place on the list:

It’s 52 degrees.

It’s snowing in DC to the same extent that Trump is innocent.

These folks aren’t even competent at lying. https://t.co/yviQcyY5B0

— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) January 13, 2020

This is the dumbest lie and I am furious. https://t.co/eeRJpRzlP7

— Emily Keller (@egkeller) January 13, 2020

Narrator: it’s 53 degrees in Washington DC right now. https://t.co/gFH3HOqYUK

— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 13, 2020

This White House lied about rain at Trump’s inauguration. They used a Sharpie to change a weather map to lie about a hurricane headed to Alabama. And they continue to lie about climate change. Why wouldn’t they lie about the first snow of the year when it’s 53 degrees in DC? pic.twitter.com/QmunL6ySjA

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 13, 2020

Early entry for stupidest Trump lie of 2020. https://t.co/amEKgkjveV

— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) January 13, 2020

First snow of the year! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/VF0IpARVtn

— Matt Ford (@fordm) January 13, 2020

Possibly the stupidest lie since the Bowling Green Massacre. 🤥 pic.twitter.com/zKE3LJ1X0A

— Cosmichomicide (@Cosmichomicide) January 13, 2020

It was 70 degrees in DC. WTF is wrong with these people. They literally lie about the dumbest things. https://t.co/Lt9mXUw6d0

— Josh Kail (@THATJoshKail) January 13, 2020

It is currently clear and well above freezing in Washington, DC. https://t.co/iXHZ2nULHm

— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) January 13, 2020

they’re doing the stupidest lies possible on purpose to underline that you can’t do anything about it, that’s why https://t.co/RjF9UADetZ

— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) January 13, 2020

Why. Why would you lie about THIS.

— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) January 13, 2020

It’s been snowing in Russia for two weeks

— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 13, 2020

This is indeed the truest form of gaslighting, to lie about the stupidest, most disprovable thing, only to cause division and prove to the most suggestible in society that there are no such things as objective facts. https://t.co/OxJMCtUuse

— E.J. Kalafarski (@ejkalafarski) January 13, 2020

It’s 54 degrees. Is there anything you don’t lie about?

— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 13, 2020

It was 70 degrees today. There is no snow out there. https://t.co/XqoRgpiRZZ

— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 13, 2020

The Upside-Down.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 13, 2020

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