Rejection of the ‘Golden Butterfly’ award – the new trend of Turkish stars

Golden Butterfly

Golden Butterfly

The already dubious Golden Butterfly awards ceremony received another scandal. The famous stars, one by one, give up the nominations, and it all looks very ugly.

Every year, the Golden Butterfly ceremony causes more and more controversy. It got to the point that the statuette’s prestige has plummeted in recent years, it has been criticized by everyone, including the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and receiving the once prestigious award is becoming less and less desirable among Turkish stars.

This year, the scandal erupted before the start of the ceremony, scheduled for December. A number of respected stars of the older generation, including Vahide Perçin, Sumru Yavrucuk, Bennu Yildirimlar, Işıl Yücesoy, Nazan Kesal, Çağan Irmak, announced their rejection of the nomination for the “Golden Butterfly” award, as the choice of the winner, in their opinion, is unfair.

The last to refuse was the famous singer Tan Tasçi with the already standard formulation about the lack of independence of the jury and the unethical choice of winners. Another well-known singer, Sinan Akçil, responded, stating that people who refused the award knew very well that they would not receive it. Here is such a new trend to make a statement.