Laurence Fox sparked fury today after calling the NHS ‘unfit for its purpose’ and saying health services staff “Are not my saviors.
The actor, who is currently trying to shoot his hand to a career in politics, faced backlash after revealing he had a ‘big group’ for lunch – despite English lockdown rules banning people from meeting indoors or out. outside in groups of more than six.
After enjoying the weekend reunion, Fox tweeted, “The @nhs is not my church and salvation. These are the employees not my saviors.
“If you can’t cope with a 99.9% survival rate virus, you are not fit for this purpose. You don’t need protection, my elderly parents do. I also love your emergency care and will continue to pay for it. For the moment.’
Actor Laurence Fox is currently turning to a political career
Fox revealed he had a ‘big group’ for lunch before hitting the NHS in a series of tweets
Her post followed a previous Tweet: “We just had lunch with a large group and we kissed, ate, talked and put the world back in order. It was lovely. You will never take it away from people. Stay outside. Protect your rights … If @nhs isn’t right for you. Conformity is violence.
The tweets have sparked a fierce debate online. Actor Mark Dexter, who appeared in Doctor Who and The Crown, tweeted, “He wasn’t going to get involved in Laurence Fox’s business, but now he’s bragging about putting my family in danger, I understand why .
“I was once against him for a role on American television – to play the character son of James Fox. As in, Laurence’s father. J? understood. ‘
Piers Morgan also attacked Fox for his tweets about Covid-19 amid the four-week nationwide lockdown in England.
On Monday, during Good Morning Britain, Piers angrily hit Laurence, telling her the pandemic “is not about you”.
He fumed, “He made a lot of good comments about wokies, I have sympathy for him. But his behavior in the pandemic has become reckless. [He reads out the tweet].
“Laurence, why don’t you shut up? Seriously? Think of all the people who cannot see all of their loved ones in nursing homes because they are playing by the rules.
“Not for their desire to continue as usual, but because they are thinking of others. I just found this ridiculous tweet.
“It’s for the most vulnerable in our society, it’s to prevent them from being killed. It’s not about you.
Piers also described Laurence’s controversial tweet criticizing the NHS as a ‘selfish kick in the teeth’ for frontline workers
The host then begged Laurence to “think about” what he was doing while planning the TV star’s actions.
He continued: “Think about what you are doing Laurence. You have 250,000 followers and you tweet garbage like that.
On Sunday evening, Piers said Fox’s tweet was a “selfish kick in the teeth” for frontline workers.
He wrote: ‘This is such a pathetically selfish kick for everyone who works in the NHS, many of whom have lost colleagues to the virus. Shame on you Laurence.
The actor, 42, revealed on Twitter that he has a ‘big group’ for lunch – despite England being locked out
Fox was at the center of another storm earlier this year due to comments he made on Question Time regarding racism.
The 42-year-old faced a backlash after claiming he found it racist for someone to say he had ‘white privilege’.
During his show, he bumped into an audience member who said Meghan Markle had been the victim of racism. Fox responded by saying that “playing the race card was getting boring.”
His comments resulted in more than 200 complaints to Ofcom and Laurence came under fire again in October, when he urged fans to boycott Sainsbury’s for his support of Black History Month, as he accused the “segregation” supermarket.
He has now created his own political party called Reclaim Party which he says has already received £ 5million in donations and hopes to reform publicly funded institutions – like the BBC – to ‘promote an open space’ for the freedom of expression.