GB News suspends Laurence Fox following 'unacceptable' comments about female journalist
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GB News has suspended Laurence Fox following his 'unacceptable' comments about a female journalist.
In a statement, the channel said they would be speaking with Ava Evans about the incident on Dan Wootton Tonight. This is what he said:
GB News' statement, which was shared on X and followed an earlier apology, read: "GB News has formally suspended Laurence Fox while we continue our investigation into comments he made on the channel last night.
"Mr Fox's suspension is effective immediately and he has been taken off air.
"We will be apologising formally to Ms Evans today."
During the interview with Wootton, Fox launched into a vicious attack on Evans, a political journalist at Joe.
The former actor said he was disgusted by Evans' views and said he wouldn't go anywhere near her, and neither would any man.
"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."
Following the incident, Fox and GB News received a huge amount of criticism, with viewers saying they were horrified by his comments.
A shocked Evans wrote: "Laurence Fox just did a whole speech on GB News on why men apparently won’t s**g me?"
She added: "I feel physically sick."
Others came out in her defence, and demanded the channel remove the clip and take action against Fox.
"So sorry you have to put up with this BS," wrote one.
While another commented: "I’m sorry. It’s two morons driving over a cliff together."
Fox, however, simply doubled down.
Writing on X last night, he said: "Good night T**tter.
"Don’t s**g hot, boring, mindless, blonde 26th wave feminists. That way misery lies. Every single human life is sacred."
Ofcom, the television regulator, has confirmed that it has received complaints over Fox's remarks.
A spokesperson for the body said: "We can confirm we've received a number of complaints about comments made by Laurence Fox on GB News last night.
"We are assessing these complaints against our broadcast rules and will publish the outcome as quickly as possible."
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