Britain's Laurence Fox is the new Ricky Gervais, talking back to woke culture

If you thought Ricky Gervais was great, you need to meet British actor Laurence Fox. He became an overnight sensation in Britain for stating truths that the bullying woke scolds have forced people to deny for decades now.

It all started on a BBC show in England called Question Time. Once a week, five or so public figures sit on a panel in front of a carefully selected audience that, nowadays, is meant to represent the entire identity-politics spectrum. Audience members can ask questions of the panel. 

Last week, one of the panel members was actor Laurence Fox and one of the audience members was Rachel Boyle. Boyle isn’t an average “person on the street,” though. She is a faculty member at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. On the university web page, she is described as a Senior Lecturer in “Children, Education & Communities.” On her Twitter feed, though, she describes herself as a “Race & Ethnicity researcher.” To Boyle, race matters.

In a discussion involving Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry's decision to abdicate their royal status, something triggered Boyle and she attacked Fox for being racist for refusing to recognize the racism drove Markle from England. In the ensuing discussion, while Boyle’s Twitter page has a picture of Martin Luther King, it’s Fox who articulates King’s belief about race and character:

Rachel Boyle: 'The problem we've got with this is that Meghan has agreed to be Harry's wife and then the Press have torn her to pieces. Let's be really clear about what this is – let's call it by its name, it's racism, she's a black woman and she has been torn to pieces.'

Laurence Fox: 'It's not racism, you can't just...'

RB: 'She has been torn to pieces.'

LF: 'It's not racism.'

RB: 'It absolutely is.'

LF: 'No it's not, we're the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe.'

RB: 'Says a white privileged man.'

LF: 'It's not racism.

RB: 'Says a white privileged man.'

LF: 'Oh God. It's so easy to throw the charge of racism at everybody and it's really starting to get boring.

RB: 'What worries me about your comment is you are a white privileged male who has no experience in this.

LF: 'I can't help what I am, I was born like this, it's an immutable characteristic, so to call me a white privileged male is to be racist - you're being racist.' 

That was not Fox's only challenge to the social justice warriors. He entertained the audience by ignoring other Leftist shibboleths too. As did Ricky Gervais, he sniped at actors who are hypocrites about climate change. Fox also warned that the fear of sounding racist caused people to ignore serious crimes; called Corbyn “Magic Grandpa;” and said elections are “not about women, jeepers creepers,” because, as he said, policies matter more than gender. His last point was so well-taken, a female Leftist panelist agreed with him:

For stating honest truths, Fox has been the target of unrelenting social justice warrior assaults. The woke scolds have gone mad with rage. The latest is a demand from the “minority ethnic members committee” in Equity, the British actor’s union, demanding that Fox be “unequivocally denounced” for being guilty of wrong think.

Some actors, however, are standing up to the censors:

Other beleaguered Brits are openly delighted that someone has talked back to the woke scolds:

John Hooper wrote: 'I don’t know much about Laurence Fox, but he’s fast turning into a hero of mine' while Edd Lees added: 'Laurence Fox is the hero we never knew we needed.'

David Gould added: 'Thank god for people like Laurence Fox and Piers Morgan, talking common sense in an increasingly mad world.'

Karen said she's 'with Laurence on account of the fact he’s bang on the money'.

Viva wrote: 'Laurence Fox is the fatigued and exhausted British Public personified. He’s decided to unsubscribe from the Woke newsletter. I’ll join him.'

Fox has been busy making new friends and enemies on his Twitter feed (although he seems unclear, in quite obscene terms, about the fact that the brilliant Titania McGrath is a satire written by a conservative). At the end of the day, Fox tweeted out a rallying call to those tired of being on the receiving end of the censorious, reality-denying, power-hungry woke scolds:

The funny thing about revolutions against cultural tyranny is that it really takes only a handful of brave people to lead the way….

If you thought Ricky Gervais was great, you need to meet British actor Laurence Fox. He became an overnight sensation in Britain for stating truths that the bullying woke scolds have forced people to deny for decades now.

It all started on a BBC show in England called Question Time. Once a week, five or so public figures sit on a panel in front of a carefully selected audience that, nowadays, is meant to represent the entire identity-politics spectrum. Audience members can ask questions of the panel. 

Last week, one of the panel members was actor Laurence Fox and one of the audience members was Rachel Boyle. Boyle isn’t an average “person on the street,” though. She is a faculty member at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. On the university web page, she is described as a Senior Lecturer in “Children, Education & Communities.” On her Twitter feed, though, she describes herself as a “Race & Ethnicity researcher.” To Boyle, race matters.

In a discussion involving Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry's decision to abdicate their royal status, something triggered Boyle and she attacked Fox for being racist for refusing to recognize the racism drove Markle from England. In the ensuing discussion, while Boyle’s Twitter page has a picture of Martin Luther King, it’s Fox who articulates King’s belief about race and character:

Rachel Boyle: 'The problem we've got with this is that Meghan has agreed to be Harry's wife and then the Press have torn her to pieces. Let's be really clear about what this is – let's call it by its name, it's racism, she's a black woman and she has been torn to pieces.'

Laurence Fox: 'It's not racism, you can't just...'

RB: 'She has been torn to pieces.'

LF: 'It's not racism.'

RB: 'It absolutely is.'

LF: 'No it's not, we're the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe.'

RB: 'Says a white privileged man.'

LF: 'It's not racism.

RB: 'Says a white privileged man.'

LF: 'Oh God. It's so easy to throw the charge of racism at everybody and it's really starting to get boring.

RB: 'What worries me about your comment is you are a white privileged male who has no experience in this.

LF: 'I can't help what I am, I was born like this, it's an immutable characteristic, so to call me a white privileged male is to be racist - you're being racist.' 

That was not Fox's only challenge to the social justice warriors. He entertained the audience by ignoring other Leftist shibboleths too. As did Ricky Gervais, he sniped at actors who are hypocrites about climate change. Fox also warned that the fear of sounding racist caused people to ignore serious crimes; called Corbyn “Magic Grandpa;” and said elections are “not about women, jeepers creepers,” because, as he said, policies matter more than gender. His last point was so well-taken, a female Leftist panelist agreed with him:

For stating honest truths, Fox has been the target of unrelenting social justice warrior assaults. The woke scolds have gone mad with rage. The latest is a demand from the “minority ethnic members committee” in Equity, the British actor’s union, demanding that Fox be “unequivocally denounced” for being guilty of wrong think.

Some actors, however, are standing up to the censors:

Other beleaguered Brits are openly delighted that someone has talked back to the woke scolds:

John Hooper wrote: 'I don’t know much about Laurence Fox, but he’s fast turning into a hero of mine' while Edd Lees added: 'Laurence Fox is the hero we never knew we needed.'

David Gould added: 'Thank god for people like Laurence Fox and Piers Morgan, talking common sense in an increasingly mad world.'

Karen said she's 'with Laurence on account of the fact he’s bang on the money'.

Viva wrote: 'Laurence Fox is the fatigued and exhausted British Public personified. He’s decided to unsubscribe from the Woke newsletter. I’ll join him.'

Fox has been busy making new friends and enemies on his Twitter feed (although he seems unclear, in quite obscene terms, about the fact that the brilliant Titania McGrath is a satire written by a conservative). At the end of the day, Fox tweeted out a rallying call to those tired of being on the receiving end of the censorious, reality-denying, power-hungry woke scolds:

The funny thing about revolutions against cultural tyranny is that it really takes only a handful of brave people to lead the way….