GB News apologises for Laurence Fox's 'unacceptable' comments about female journalist
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GB News has issued an apology after Laurence Fox went on an unhinged rant about a female journalist.
During an episode of Dan Wootton Tonight on September 26, Fox took aim at Ava Evans, the political correspondent for online news site Joe. This is what he had to say:
His rant came after Evans appeared on BBC’s Politics Live and GB News slammed her as a 'hard-left commentator' who was shrugging off male suicide.
"Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever...who wasn't an incel...who wasn't a cucked, little incel," Fox said.
He branded her a 'little woman' who was 'pathetic' and 'embarrassing'.
Wootton giggled along with Fox's comments after he finally finished and the TV host tried to rectify the horrible statement.
"I'm just going to provide a touch of balance for her, because she did actually respond to this earlier today saying that she regretted her comments, but she didn't apologise," he said.
"And she's a very beautiful woman, Laurence, a very beautiful woman."
Fox seemingly double-downed on the comments in a Twitter/X post.
Good night Twatter.— Laurence Fox (@LozzaFox) September 26, 2023
Don’t shag hot, boring, mindless, blonde 26th wave feminists. That way misery lies.
Every single human life is sacred.#AllLivesMatter
He said: "Good night Twatter. Don’t shag hot, boring, mindless, blonde 26th wave feminists. That way misery lies. Every single human life is sacred."
He finished it off with an All Lives Matter hashtag.
Ms Evans shared the clip to her Twitter/X account and said she felt 'physically sick' after hearing it.
GB news has now responded to the vile remarks and said they will be looking into the incident.
Comments made tonight on GB News by Laurence Fox were totally unacceptable. What he said does not reflect our values and we apologise unreservedly for the comments and the offence they have caused. We have launched an investigation and will be apologising to the individual…— GB News (@GBNEWS) September 26, 2023
"Comments made tonight on GB News by Laurence Fox were totally unacceptable," the network said on Twitter/X.
"What he said does not reflect our values and we apologise unreservedly for the comments and the offence they have caused.
"We have launched an investigation and will be apologising to the individual involved.
Wootton has also apologised, saying: "Dear @AvaSantina. I think you’re brilliant.
"Earlier tonight I was attempting to find your tweets to read back from my iPad and couldn’t locate them.
"I apologise for what was said during the course of my show and should have done this immediately on air.
"This is not what our channel is about."
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