GB News journalist rips into Laurence Fox over anti-vaxx views
Outspoken actor Laurence Fox has sparked controversy over comments made about people’s attitudes on Vladimir Putin, describing them as “devoid of nuance or debate”.
The controversial commentator regularly crusades against “woke” culture and this time has criticised people for supporting Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zeleknsky and for hoping Russia’s leader is unsuccessful.
He compared the hope for Putin to fail in his war against Ukraine as the equivalent of saying “Hands face space” during the deadly pandemic.
While quote tweeting a post from Downing Street condemning Putin, Fox posted his bizarre comparisons, also claiming people view Zelensky as the new Churchill and accused such views of being “so binary and simplistic”.
He wrote: “‘Putin must fail’ is the new ‘Hands face space.’ Shut up and don’t think for yourself.
“Zelensky is the new Churchill! This is the belief you must hold now, or else. It’s all so binary and simplistic, devoid of nuance or debate.”
\u201cPutin must fail\u201d is the new \u201cHands face space.\u201d\n\nShut up and don\u2019t think for yourself.\n\nZelensky is the new Churchill!\n\nThis is the belief you must hold now, or else.\n\nIt\u2019s all so binary and simplistic, devoid of nuance or debate.https://twitter.com/10DowningStreet/status/1501496336197341188\u00a0\u2026
— Laurence Fox \u271d\ufe0f \ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b\ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b\ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b (@Laurence Fox \u271d\ufe0f \ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b\ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b\ud83d\ude9a\ud83d\ude9b)
Fox’s conflation of the two very separate issues has puzzled many. Others have also questioned why anyone would think differently about wanting Putin to be unsuccessful in his bloody war against Ukraine.
Comedian David Baddiel tweeted: “Equating the hope that a murderous dictator's genocidal ambitions will fail with one of the Government's Covid jingles is the opposite of nuanced.
“It's a random yoking together of two things, demonstrative only of the immensely exhausted brand of ‘dude who thinks differently.’”
Equating the hope that a murderous dictator's genocidal ambitions will fail with one of the Government's Covid jingles is the opposite of nuanced. It's a random yoking together of two things, demonstrative only of the immensely exhausted brand of "dude who thinks differently."pic.twitter.com/l4UIn20Wcn
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