Lily Allen blasts Laurence Fox saying she is ‘sick to death of luvvies forcing their opinions on everybody else’ and says actor shouldn’t rant ‘about things you don’t know anything about’ after Question Time Meghan racism row
- The singer posted a message saying she is sick of ‘luvvies’ forcing their opinions
- She slated Laurence Fox for his Question Time racist row with ethnicity lecturer
- Allen, 34, said ‘he’ll never have to deal’ with the issues in his ‘gated community’
- Acting Union Equity dubbed actor Fox, 41, a ‘disgrace to our industry’
Lily Allen launched an extraordinary attack on Laurence Fox saying she is ‘sick to death of luvvies forcing their opinions on everybody else’ following his Question Time racism row with an ethnicity lecturer.
The singer posted a string of messages on her Instagram, which has recently been made private, about Fox’s slanging match with Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside.
In the Instagram stories, she admitted being ‘sick to death’ of ‘luvvies’ like Fox who are guilty of ‘forcing their opinions on everybody else’.
Lily Allen has shared a tirade of messages slamming Laurence Fox for his Question Time row with Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside.
‘He’ll never have to deal with what normal people have to deal with in his gated community.
‘BBC should be ashamed, this is not what we pay our TV license for.’
In the scathing attack, the pop star told him to ‘stick to acting mate, instead of ranting about things you don’t know about’.
Allen added fuel to the fire following Fox’s interview where he was called a ‘white privileged male’ for denying the Duchess of Sussex was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race
During the Question Time row, Fox accused Boyle of ‘being racist’ after she called him ‘a white privileged male’ for denying the Duchess of Sussex was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race.
The Lewis star said ‘throwing the card of racism at everybody… [is] really starting to get boring’.
Acting Union Equity called his words ‘disgraceful playing to the gallery’ and dubbed him a ‘disgrace to our industry’.
During the BBC programme, the actor claimed ‘throwing the card of racism at everybody… [is[ really starting to get boring now’
As the backlash continued yesterday, Fox quoted Martin Luther King’s 1963 ‘I have a dream’ speech about living in a country where children will be judged ‘by the content of their character’.
Social media users accused him of ‘appropriating [Dr King] in order to prop up your own white privilege and toxic masculinity’.
He has since retweeted Allen’s messages with a sarcastic nod to her so-called political correctness by saying: ‘Lily Allen is the most stunningist and bravery artist in the whole wide world. #stunningandbrave’
Fox retweeted Allen’s messages in a sarcastic nod to her so-called political correctness
Social media users were quick to defend Fox and call Allen out on her ‘virtue-signalling’
And this is not the first time Allen has been slammed for her views expressed online.
In 2016, she received backlash for apologising to a teenage refugee in Calais ‘on behalf of the country’ after learning of his fight against the Taliban.
She was openly criticised for crying and comparing British action in the Middle East to Isis.
The 34-year-old wrote: ‘Isis kill innocent people by the way, they cause horrific pain and destruction across the world, so do we. I’m sorry for that.’
Ms Allen, whose fortune has been estimated at as much as £15million, launched a tirade on British voters saying the reason Boris Johnson won the election was because ‘racism and misogyny runs so so deep’.
She responded to accusations of being one-sided by adding ‘the left don’t have the resources of the right’ and she was still ‘holding out for a Labour majority’.