There was more. “The actor, who has been continually embroiled in controversies throughout the year, said that his former agent's decision ‘reaffirmed exactly why’ he has opted to launch his Reclaim political party”. Yes, because he’s had so few offers to do any actual acting that his agent has cut him loose. He wasn't worth keeping on.
But instead of taking on board that he wasn’t good enough to merit an acting agent, he whined “I want to thank my acting agent who let me go on the phone just now for reaffirming exactly why I am doing what I’m doing … Still waiting for a single example of anything I’ve ever said or done that could ever be deemed racist. We will reclaim freedom, fairness and common sense”. Poor Larry. Dear Dear Larry.
Still, there were plenty of idiots willing to spin for Fox, one of them being deeply unpleasant former Sun editor Kelvin McFilth, who blustered “Sad to hear Laurence Fox has been sacked by his agent for his political views. If he had centre left opinions he'd be either Hamlet or James Bond all week. Makes you sick doesn't it”. No it doesn’t.
Yet more idiotic was Darren Grimes, the world’s most inept form-filler: “If Laurence Fox said men could menstruate, apologised for his white privilege, unconscious biases and announced, on bended knee, that Critical Race Theory was his gospel, he'd have been signed for a Netflix blockbuster by now”. Not without an agent he wouldn’t.
And then there had to be someone trying to milk the story for clicks, in this case the unappealing roster of hosts at Murdoch property TalkRADIO. “Laurence Fox claims his acting agent has dropped him over his controversial views. Do you think free speech is under attack?” James Felton had an answer for them. “Why would you think an agent should be forced to keep a clearly not profitable client who is deliberately tanking his career with his abhorrent views and repeatedly calling people paedophiles on Twitter?”
That there was little sympathy out there for Lozza was clear, and especially after Liam Baxter had put it directly. “Laurence Fox - ‘my girlfriend left me because I'm a victimized white man … Ohhh my agent ditched me because I'm a victimized white man’ No, you're just a fucking prick mate. Sort yourself out”. Another Liam put it in perspective.
“A reminder that Laurence Fox is a straight, white, upper-class male born into an acting dynasty. Do you have any idea how bad you have to be to fuck up that many advantages in life?” There is, it seems, no beginning to Fox’s abilities.
Laurence Fox is the embodiment of the reverse l’Oreal effect. Because he isn’t worth it.
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