Laurence Fox boycotts Sainsbury’s for supporting Black History Month


Laurence Fox will no longer shop at Sainsbury’s (Photo: Getty Images)

Laurence Fox announced he would boycott Sainsbury’s after tweeting their support for Black History Month.

The supermarket chain has declared its ally with the black community as this year’s Black History Month begins on October 1, declaring it “will not tolerate racism”.

The former Lewis Laurence actor, who had previously spoken out against Black Lives Matter, has now accused Sainsbury’s of “segregation” from other races.

He tweeted on Sunday: “Dear @sainsburys, I will never shop in your supermarket again as long as you promote racial segregation and discrimination.

“I sincerely hope that others will join me. RT #BoycottSainsburys. ‘

Sainsbury’s has yet to respond to Laurence’s comments, but has previously made it clear that they are happy that those who do not support their position on Black History Month are shopping elsewhere.

They tweeted earlier: “We are proud to celebrate Black History Month with our Black colleagues, clients and communities and we will not tolerate racism.

“We proudly represent and serve our diverse society and anyone who does not wish to shop at an inclusive retailer is encouraged to shop elsewhere.

They also quickly shut down a follower who wondered, “Where is White History Day?”

Sainsbury’s then educated them on the importance of Black History Month and explained, “Currently there is no nationally recognized day or month called Black History Month. White and in an ideal world, we wouldn’t need a specific month to celebrate a group of people, because we would all be celebrated equally and at all times.

“Instead, you could say that it is more common for us to celebrate the historical achievements and contributions of whites than any other ethnic or racial group.

Laurence Fox

Laurence has made controversial statements on Black Lives Matter in recent months (Photo: Getty Images)

“Therefore, to broaden our view of the world, it is helpful for us to have specific days and months of focus for other ethnic groups who have been historically marginalized or in a hurry. ”

Laurence, 42, has made controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months, such as saying he would not kneel in solidarity with protesters because of his “master-servant connotations”.

He has since revealed that he received a “very threatening phone call” from a former colleague who criticized his point of view and his refusal to change position, which he continues to defend.

Last month, Laurence also announced that he had started a new political party, called Reclaim, which has been described as “UKIP for culture wars”.

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Black history month

October marks Black History Month, which reflects the achievements, cultures and contributions of black people in the UK and across the world, as well as educating others about the diverse history of people of origin. African and Caribbean.

For more information on the events and celebrations taking place this year, visit the official Black History Month website.



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