You might remember on Sunday that Laurence Fox lost the plot a bit on Twitter after people had decided to call him racist because he said that Sainsbury’s were promoting racial segregation by saying that they were creating a safe space for block workers for Black History month and decided to retaliate by randomly calling people paedophiles. Unsurprisingly it doesn’t look like this is going to work out too well for him.
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Fox was already forced into removing the tweets and apologising for his actions yesterday and now it’s emerged that things are getting even worse for him after the chair of UK LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall has revealed that he’s suing him for defamation. Here’s the full statement from Stonewall CEO Simon Blake:
I detest racism. Challenging it is important to me, but I will choose my words more carefully in future. I want to be the best ally I can to people impacted by racism. pic.twitter.com/QhQgkCZBLB
— Simon Blake (@Simonablake) October 5, 2020
That all sounds pretty good doesn’t it, but whether or not it’s jus posturing and will actually go anywhere is anyone’s guess considering how many people threaten legal action and then never follow through with it these days. This does sound a bit more serious than that though and in another funny development, the following headline also appeared all over Twitter yesterday as well:
Laurence Fox has suggested that Twitter should introduce a ‘retract button’ for those who tweet controversial comments but then change their views.
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/5FwlPelWOB
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) October 5, 2020
Lol. Looks like someone really did do a screw up and it’s really going to come back and bit them on the ass. Oh well, can’t say it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person I suppose.
For more of the same, check out Jim Davidson’s comments on Diversity as well. So misguided.