Massive effigy of Harvey Weinstein to be burned in the UK

The structure was revealed ahead of bonfire night celebrations

Massive effigy of Harvey Weinstein to be burned in the UK

Image: Facebook/Edenbridge Bonfire Society

A group in the UK says it is to burn an 11 metre effigy of "disgraced" Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.

The massive structure was revealed by he Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent as part of its bonfire night celebrations.

The group is no stranger to sparking up controversial figures, after it burned an effigy of Donald Trump in 2016.

It says it chose Weinstein as a result of recent allegations regarding his sexual conduct.

The 65-year-old was sacked by his own company in early October following claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape by dozens of women.

He later resigned from the company's board, but has denied any accusations made against him.

Some 70 women have made allegations against him.

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is an annual British commemoration observed on November 5th.

The effigy of Weinstein will go up in flames at the bonfire celebrations on Saturday 4th November.

A spokesperson for Edenbridge Bonfire Society said: "As with last year there were many strong contenders for this year's celebrity guy, particularly in the political and cultural world.

"However, Weinstein was the obvious option due to allegations of outrageous and despicable conduct, which we at Edenbridge Bonfire Society obviously found completely abhorrent.

"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 behaviour, so it seemed only fair that he gets his comeuppance in effigy form."

Past targets for the society have included Katie Hopkins, Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross, Katie Price, Wayne Rooney, Lance Armstrong, Gordon Brown, John Prescott, Anne Robinson, and Saddam Hussein.

The annual bonfire celebration raises money for local charities.