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Piers Morgan slams Lewis actor on Twitter: ‘A shameful and disgusting piece of work’

Laurence Fox later posted a thread explaining his perspective following the tweet's removal

Emmy Griffiths

Piers Morgan has slammed Lewis actor Laurence Fox for posting a tweet that was later taken down by the streaming platform under their ‘hateful conduct’ guidelines. 

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Sharing a screenshot of the tweet, Piers wrote: “Laurence Fox is a shameful & disgusting piece of work.” His post amassed nearly 18,000 likes - with one follower writing: “The tweet should be handled by the police.” Another added: “The BBC and LBC can never give Laurence Fox a platform again. It is ridiculous that they ever did.” A third person posted: “Clear cut racism.”

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After another follower questioned why Piers had screenshot the offending post, a Twitter user replied writing: “Because Laurence Fox will likely stand in another election at some point and it's important to let as many people know as possible what sort of person he is. I think the tweet has been deleted now, not the 1st time he's done that after heavy criticism from his Twitter followers.” 

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Piers wasn’t the only person to criticise the post, as the actor’s name trended on Twitter as others took to the platform to express their views. Another person wrote: “Laurence Fox long ago sewed the seeds of his own destruction. He will go the way of Katie Hopkins and Yaxley Lennon and soon be on his way into obscurity.” 

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Laurence attempted to defend the removed tweet

Following the outrage at his message, Laurence attempted to defend his post, writing: “Nothing in my admittedly provocative tweet was about race, although it is with crushing predictability that it was spun this way by my political opponents & the usual media grifters.”  

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