The millionaire English film director launched a scathing attack on the “disgraceful” Conservatives for their “callous brutality” towards refugee children.
But the 80-year-old sparked outrage among many Twitter users who criticised him for using the stage to lecture people about politics.
Conservative MP, Tim Loughton, led the criticism, tweeting: “Just had a great night at the BAFTAS apart from the usual predictable drivel from Ken Loach in his own La La Land.”
Ken Loach has been blasted for his Tory Government rant
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Others slammed Mr Loach, describing him as a “rich privileged white man”.
The director took the number 1 spot on People with Money’s top 10 highest-paid directors for 2017 with an estimated $82million earnings.
One Twitter user said: “Glad I didn't watch BAFTAs, apparently Ken Loach spoke. Nothing like rich privileged white man Knowing best for people cos he makes a film.”
Another said: “Ken Loach tells room full of the finest tax avoiders about the Government's 'disgraceful' behaviour.”
“Ken Loach we would like to find families for all the British kids in Homes but we can't! Time for these luvvies to get real!#BAFTAS,” another Twitter user said.
Just had a great night at the BAFTAS apart from the usual predictable drivel from Ken Loach in his own La La Land
— Tim Loughton (@timloughton) February 12, 2017
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Another tweeted: “23% of every pound you pay in tax today will be consumed by the welfare state. Labour luvvie Ken Loach calls this 'callous brutality'
“10,000+ illegal immigrants are queuing in Calais for the chance to be 'callously brutalised' by free stuff from the UK taxpayer.”
Mr Loach hit out at the government as he collected his award for Best British Film for I, Daniel Blake, which looks at the UK’s ailing benefits system.
Addressing the audience, he told them: “The poorest people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful.
Glad I didn't watch BAFTAs, apparently Ken Loach spoke. Nothing like rich privileged white man Knowing best for people cos he makes a film
— Paul Howden (@PHowden82) February 13, 2017
“It’s a brutality that extends to keeping out refugee children that we promised to help and that’s a disgrace too.”
This is not the first time the veteran filmmaker has waded into political debates.
Mr Loach is a staunch supporter of embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, even filming his hour-long promotional video to be shown to his supporters.
He recently praised Mr Corbyn for his ability to “transform the country and stand up to the Government's abusive behaviour”, adding: “When you see him connect to people there is no question that he makes real connections in the way other politicians don’t”.
Mr Loach quit the Labour Party in the mid-Nineties over the leadership of Tony Blair, but recently revealed he is considering a return.
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