Laurence Fox has revealed that his 'friend of ten years', actress Rebecca Front, has blocked him on Twitter over his views of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The star of ITV drama Lewis said on social media today that it is was the 'most painful cancellation I've had yet' after The Thick of It actor disagreed with his #AllLivesmatter posts.
The actor courted controversy in June this year month after a tweet he posted, which said: 'Every single human life is precious! The end!' It is a clear nod to the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by killing of George Floyd by police officers.
He also penned a piece for The Spectator saying he would continue to speak out against the 'inconsistent god of progressivism'. Since then the 44-year-old actor has been using the #AllLivesmatter on his social media account.
The star of ITV drama Lewis said on social media today is was the 'most painful cancellation I've had yet' after The Thick of It star disagreed with his #AllLivesmatter posts
The actor posted on Twitter today showing his exchange with The Thick of It star Rebecca Front
Today, Fox shared a screenshot of a conversation with Front. In the messages, Fox said: ‘Why would you block me? Have I said anything that could upset you? What a shame. Anyway, you are never blocked from me.’
Front replied: ‘Oh Lol, I think it was the #AllLivesMatter stuff that finally tipped me over the edge It seems to me so glaringly obvious that All Lives Matter – you’d have to be a psychopath to disagree – that it should be equally obvious it doesn’t need a slogan.
‘Black Lives are systematically undervalued. Their work opportunities are fewer, their health outcomes far worse, the criminal justice system works against them. I think the least we can do is let them have a f***ing slogan.
‘But there are many, many things we clearly disagree on and, fond as I am of you, looking at your Twitter feed I just felt uncomfortable about the company you’re keeping.
The actor courted further controversy after a recent tweet he posted, which said: 'Every single human life is precious! The end!
Fox is pictured arriving at the Good Morning Britain studios in central London in January this year
I’m sorry. I wish you and your lovely boys well. We’ll just have to agree to differ.’
January 16, 2020: Fox was involved in a heated debate with the academic and ethnicity lecturer Rachel Boyle after she called him 'a white privileged male' on BBC's Question Time.
The 41-year-old accused Ms Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, of 'being racist' after she called him 'a white privileged male' for denying the Duchess of Sussex was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race.
As the row continued the following day he quoted Martin Luther King's 1963 'I have a dream' speech about living in a nation where children 'will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character'.
He said: 'This is the position I took last night and I live by in life. If you can improve on it, I'm all ears. Or you can keep screeching ''Racist!'' at me and I can carry on having a jolly good giggle at your expense. The tide is turning'.
January 17, 2020: The actor later went on to reveal that he does not date women under the age of 35 because they are 'too woke' and many of them are 'absolutely bonkers' during an interview with the Delingpod podcast.
During the podcast , Fox said that he called off a relationship with a former partner because she praised a Gillette advert which highlighted 'toxic masculinity.'
January 23, 2020: Fox apologised for his comments about the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in the First World War film 1917 by Sir Sam Mendes.
The actor had initially referred to 'the oddness in the casting' of a Sikh soldier and was met by widespread criticism by historians who confirmed that Sikhs had served in the British Army.