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Brownlow Medal count: See the questions BANNED for this year’s red carpet


The Brownlows goes woke! The classic questions BANNED from this year’s red carpet

The Brownlow Medal Count has succumbed to political correctness after banning a very simple question from red carpet interviews. 

Speaking to the Herald Sun, this year’s red carpet hosts Emma Freedman and Dale Thomas confirmed they won’t be asking anyone about their clothing. 

‘We have been told no questions about what you are wearing, who you are wearing, why you are wearing,’ Freedman confirmed.

The Brownlow Medal Count has succumbed to political correctness after banning a very simple question from red carpet interviews - asking celebrities about what they are wearing. Pictured: This year's red carpet hosts  Emma Freedman and Dale Thomas

The Brownlow Medal Count has succumbed to political correctness after banning a very simple question from red carpet interviews – asking celebrities about what they are wearing. Pictured: This year’s red carpet hosts  Emma Freedman and Dale Thomas

‘We are going to focus on the fun and have a little giggle on the red carpet instead of asking that question,’ she added. 

The move could be considered political correctness gone mad after the Brownlow red carpet made huge stars out of glamorous WAGs. 

For example, Rebecca Judd shot to fame in 2004 thanks to her revealing red dress at the Brownlow Medal Count. 

'We have been told no questions about what you are wearing, who you are wearing, why you are wearing,' Freedman confirmed. Pictured: Rebecca Judd at the Brownlow in 2004

‘We have been told no questions about what you are wearing, who you are wearing, why you are wearing,’ Freedman confirmed. Pictured: Rebecca Judd at the Brownlow in 2004

Sarita Holland also gained public attention when she donned a red leather dress, which resembled an AFL football in 2002. 

Asking celebrities who they are wearing has long been a fixture of red carpet coverage across the world, with reporters often using the question to quickly engage female celebrities in conversation. 

The question also ensures that the designers who gave their meticulously-crafted garments to celebrities for the event are properly acknowledged.  

Asking celebrities who they are wearing has long been a fixture of red carpet coverage across the world, with reporters often using the question to quickly engage female celebrities in conversation. Pictured is Reece Witherspoon, who spearheaded the #AskHerMore movement in 2015

Asking celebrities who they are wearing has long been a fixture of red carpet coverage across the world, with reporters often using the question to quickly engage female celebrities in conversation. Pictured is Reece Witherspoon, who spearheaded the #AskHerMore movement in 2015

However in recent years the question has been deemed by some as ‘sexist’ and ‘objectifying’ towards women. 

This belief sparked the #AskHerMore movement, which encouraged journalists to engage female stars in discussions about deeper issues than their outfits on the red carpet. 

‘This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses,’ Reece Witherspoon said on Instagram of the #AskHerMore movement in 2015. 

It comes after news the Brownlows are issuing in a new dawn for WAGs with Nadia Bartel shunned from hosting the red carpet. Nadia in 2019

 It comes after news the Brownlows are issuing in a new dawn for WAGs with Nadia Bartel shunned from hosting the red carpet. Nadia in 2019

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