Making no progress. Except on the hatred front
And then yesterday, as with the light bulb flashing above his head, came the brilliant idea: he would go after not just the hated BBC, but TEH GAYS! I mean, stuff it, he’d already gone full racist, so why not double down and add homophobia to the portfolio? Maybe he could do both together? He could? One Tweet was all it took.
Lozza discovered that the Beeb has an LGBT correspondent. And he’s black. Off you go Mr Fox! So it was that the unfortunate Ben Hunte had his Twitter background screen shotted with the sneering aside “So glad I’m not paying for this anymore”. The result was a racist and homophobic pile-on against Hunte, which has now been referred to the Police.
Hunte later told “My family and I have been sent racist and homophobic abuse following the below screenshot of me being posted. I am fine - but I will let the police take over … If you disagree with my job, or with the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines, or with wider LGBT-related decisions I am not involved in, please do not contact my family with hate. Please use the BBC’s complaints process”. So did Fox retract and apologise?
As if. He then targeted Hunte again, not saying sorry but coming the faux sympathy. "Hey Ben, saddened to hear you have had abuse. It’s horrible and I know exactly how you feel. My view is that the [BBC] is increasingly identitarian and divisive and should be defunded. I believe in people, not acronyms. Loz x”. I may be in a minority here, but right now, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse about what Laurence Fox believes.
There was, at least, support from BBC veterans like John Simpson, who weighed in on his colleague’s behalf. “Deeply depressing that my excellent colleague, the BBC’s LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte, should have received racist and homophobic abuse in the wake of an unpleasant tweet by [Laurence Fox] which talked about 'defunding' the BBC. Fox should know better”. Did Fox now, finally, realise his mistake and say sorry?
You jest. “Hey John. Nice to meet you. Do you believe the [BBC] should have a dedicated LGBTQ correspondent? Where do you stand on safe spaces for biological females? Do you have a position on trans children? Really interested to have a discussion”. Maybe more than one person now doesn’t give a rat’s arse about Fox after that response.
And he wasn’t finished, signing off with the reliably not-racist-really “Every single human life is sacred. #AllLivesMattter”. Will he be going all religious later, then? Who knows, and, indeed, who cares? Fox is slowly following Katie Hopkins down the irrelevance hole.
The time of Laurence Fox was for a time, but not for all time. Just rejoice at that news.
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