Laurence Fox has said he stands ‘by every word of what I said’ after he made a series of derogatory comments on GB News about journalist Ava Evans, including asking ‘Who would want to shag that?’
The GB News commentator, 45, refused to apologise for remarks that he made during Tuesday’s episode of Dan Wootton Tonight. The broadcaster has formally suspended him for the tirade.
In a lengthy post on social media, he wrote: ‘First of all, don’t take a pop at @danwootton for something I said. That’s not fair.
‘Secondly. I stand by every word of what I said. If a woman wants to go on television and belittle male suicide, she is totally within her rights to do so and not apologise, just as I am totally within my rights to say that I wouldn’t want to shag a hyper offended 4th wave feminist and not apologise, just as people are totally within their rights to be offended by my stating I would run a mile in the opposite direction from women like her, should our paths cross in a bar.
‘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.
‘This lady has said on air that she wants men to be “frightened” and “terrified.” Tumbleweed from the media at her premeditation and malevolence. Because it’s not a man saying it. Which rather proves my point.
‘You are totally entitled to find my mockery of the insane hypocrisy in this world not to your taste, but that’s me, and I will continue to be me, as a wise man once said “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken”.
‘So you keep trying to cancel away in your state of permanent offence, I’ve been cancelled already and may well be again, but I don’t care one bit, and I will keep defending my right to have an opinion on issues which concern me.
‘Without free speech and the presumption of innocence, we are not free. We aren’t quite communist Eastern Europe yet. We may very close, but not quite there. It’s still worth fighting for.
‘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.’
The post finished with a fist emoji.
The 45-year-old’s non-apology comes after he made a series of derogatory comments about political correspondent Evans, which left her feeling ‘physically sick’.
In the interview aired on Tuesday night, Fox 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 this sort of feminist 4.0. They’re pathetic and embarrassing. Who’d want to shag that?’
Evans, who works for online news website Joe, saw the segment, shared it on X and wrote: ‘Laurence Fox just did a whole speech on GB News on why men apparently won’t shag me?’
‘I feel physically sick,’ she added.
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