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British Actor Laurence Fox goes on several racist and sexist rants

It was quite a racist and misogynistic week for actor Laurence Fox. Where to even begin.... Let's start with his opinion about the film 1917. Where he complains about ONE Sikh character being shoehorned into this white hero's tale.

"It's very heightened awareness of the colour of someone's skin because of the oddness in the casting. Even in 1917 they've done it with a Sikh soldier, which is great, it's brilliant, but you're suddenly aware there were Sikhs fighting in this war. And you're like 'OK, you're now diverting me away from what the story is. It is kind of racist - if you talk about institutional racism, which is what everyone loves to go on about, which I'm not a believer in, there is something institutionally racist about forcing diversity on people in that way. You don't want to think about [that]."

1 in 6 people who fought for the Allies were from the Indian subcontinent. 1.4 million soldiers and labourers volunteered from the Indian subcontinent. 1 in 5 Indian Army soldiers were Sikh. 74,187 members of the Indian Army died. 18 Victoria Crosses were awarded to soldiers from the Indian Army. More than 3,000,000 million soldiers and labourers from across the Empire and the Commonwealth joined the war effort.

Being forced a slice of humble pie Fox apologized saying:

What is this "everything else" he stands by you ask? Strap in cause it didn't just end there...

Wait...Who is this loser?: Laurence Fox is a british actor best known for his role on the tv show Lewis. He comes from an acting dynasty (so you know he has really struggled). His father is James Fox. His uncle Edward Fox. Siblings Jack Fox and Lydia Fox. As well as cousins Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox are all in the business. Former husband to Billie Piper and current brother-in-law to Richard Ayoade.

He also fancies himself a singer. Please enjoy

1/16/2020 appearing on BBC's Question Time
Laurence Fox calls a woman of color racist for pointing out his racism and white privilege. Dismisses that racism exists in the UK and towards Meghan Markle

Rachel Boyle (a researcher on race and ethnicity at Edge Hill University in Lancashire) spoke up about the racism towards Meghan Markle by media.

RB: "The problem we've got with this is that Meghan has agreed to be Harry's wife and then the press have torn her to pieces. And let's be really clear about what this is, let's call it by its name, it's racism. She's a black woman and she has been torn to pieces."

LF: "It's not racism, we're the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe. It's so easy to throw the charge of racism at everybody and it's really starting to get boring now."

RB: "What worries me about your comment is you are a white privileged male who has never experienced..."

LF: "Oh God I can't help what I am. I was born like this. It's an immutable characteristic. So to call me a white privileged male is to be racist. You're being racist."

1/17/2020 appearing on the Delingpod podcast:

Laurence Fox says once a black actor or working class actor gets rich and famous all they do is complain about racism/lack of diversity in the industry

“The most annoying thing is the minute a black actor – it’s the same with working class actors – the minute they’ve got five million quid in the bank, every interview they do is about how racism is rampant and rife in the industry. And with working class actors, ‘There’s not enough working class actors’. You weren’t saying that when you didn’t have a fucking pot to piss in were you?”

Laurence Fox has said he refuses to date women under 35 due to their politically correct views, and admits he once dumped a girlfriend for being “too woke”
We were walking down the road and she was talking about how good the Gillette advert was. I just looked at her and went, "Bye. Sorry, I can’t do this with you". You know when a woman starts speaking to you like that you need to run. She’s literally giving you two very strong hints that she’s about to make your life miserable. She had been primed. This is the problem if you are priming women to believe they are victims and that this is a tyrannical patriarchy. It’s not like they’ve got a solution for that. They just want a matriarchy. Exactly the same, just the women in charge. And it’s just like, no, sorry.” He went on to say his age cut-off for potential girlfriends is now 35, as anyone younger is likely to be absolutely bonkers and to consider themselves oppressed by men believing the world to be a terrible place.

He was also upset that his girlfriend supported Christine Blasey Ford
Fox was urged to “believe the victim” by the unnamed woman. He responded: No, you don’t believe the victim. That’s not how it works. You listen to the victim. The victim’s evidence is examined and a jury of their peers makes that decision.

Thanks to smilofax for the addition

Thinks "the white man" will be extinct soon because his extended family isn't white
"TV seems to have a bit of an agenda. It’s trying to tell you something. I don’t want to be told something. I’ve got nine nephews and nieces and none of them are white. So it’s not like we’re dealing with a world where the white man is going to be around for that many more generations.”

So what do his peers think of his wise wisdom?

David Harewood (Actor)

Lily Allen (Singer) via LF's twitter page

Maxine Peake (Actress)

Yannis Philipakkis (Singer in the band Foals)

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Tags: british celebrities, race / racism, sexism

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