A political journalist was left feeling “physically sick” after disgusting comments made by Laurence Fox towards her live on GB News.
Fox referred to Ava Evans as a “little woman” during an episode of Dan Wootton Tonight, proceeding to grossly ask “Who’d want to s**g that?”
GB News later said they felt the words were “totally unacceptable”, while TV watchdogs Ofcom today confirmed they’d received “a number of complaints”. Fox, meanwhile, stood by his comments and blamed the “woke world” for the outrage caused by them.
Ava shared a clip of the comments on Twitter, with the caption “Laurence Fox just did a whole speech on GB News on why men apparently won’t shag me?” which has been viewed more than 6 million times.
She later added: “I feel physically sick.”
Fox has since been suspended by the channel.
Speaking to host Dan, Laurence said: “Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever, ever, who wasn’t an incel. We need powerful, strong amazing women who make great points for themselves.
“We don’t need these sort of feminist 4.0. They’re pathetic and embarrassing. Who’d want to s**g that?”
Laurence and Dan both appeared to laugh, and the former actor added: “Sorry, it’s true though.”
Dan then said: “I’m just going to provide a touch of balance from her because she did actually respond to this earlier today, saying that she regretted her comments, but she didn’t apologise. So there you go. And she’s a very beautiful woman Laurence, very beautiful.”
After his comments sparked outrage, Fox said he “stands by every word of what I said”.
He added: “It’s called free speech. I realise that the new woke world is low on laughter and high on offence, but it’s still worth trying to find the lighter moments in this joyless new cancel culture which has been created for us.”
“So if you are expecting a grovelling apology, I suggest you don’t hold your breath. I won’t ever apologise to the mob. Have a lovely day. In this self censoring world, speak your mind. Live strong and free,” he added on Wednesday.
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