Laurence Fox admits he's not sleeping after getting 'death threats' since Question Time comments

Actor Laurence Fox has revealed that he’s suffering from a ‘small bout’ of insomnia since his appearance on Question Time. On Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid asked if the 41-year-old Victoria star was ‘worried’ about what he said.

Laurence Fox has admitted that he is receiving ‘death threats’ after his comments

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Laurence said: “I’ve had death threats and I’ve got children. “It’s not pleasant.”

Asked why he thought people were sending the threats, he said: “I’m not sure. I think when you don’t have an argument, your rage starts to increase. “What I said on Question Time, I 100 per cent stand behind.

“I think I said what I felt, and I continue to believe it.” The actor was appearing on BBC’s Question Time when an audience member claimed that Meghan Markle’s media treatment amounted to ‘racism’. Laurence responded: “It’s not racism… we’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe.

“It’s so easy to throw the card of racism and it’s really starting to get boring now.”

Laurence Fox admits he's not sleeping after getting 'death threats' since Question Time commentsLaurence clashed with an audience member who said the way Meghan had been treated in the press was ‘racist’

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The audience member then described Laurence as a ‘white, privileged male’, to which he responded: “I can’t help what I am, I was born like this, it was an immutable characteristic. “So to call me a white, privileged male is to be racist. You’re being racist.”

Laurence also spoke about the movie 1917, saying that the inclusion of a single Sikh soldier didn’t sit well with him, citing “institutionalised racism”. He said: “I think there were a lot of soldiers from all over the former empire fighting in World War I, so it would have been less incongruent to me if he got onto a truck full of Sikh soldiers.” He added: “It feels, with just one Sikh soldier there, you think, ‘Oh, did they serve with the English?’ It just felt incongruent.”

Laurence defended his comments, saying that it was ‘important that one is able to express one’s opinion’.

Laurence Fox admits he's not sleeping after getting 'death threats' since Question Time commentsThe actor argued that people should be free to voice their opinions

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The interview left GMB viewers divided, with some calling it a ‘car crash’ for the actor. They said: “Absolute car crash on @GMB this morning.” Another wrote: “That surely is the end of Laurence Fox’s acting career?”

A third said: “I used to like Laurence Fox, shame… another exposing of an idiot. However death threats towards him are just as idiotic and quite disgusting.” Other viewers rushed to defend the actor, with one saying: “Totally agree with everything you said today on GMB – you were not being racist but those that wish to see racism in everything seem to have the last say.”

Another said: “Go on Laurence Fox, I think you’re great.” And another viewer tweeted: “At last someone who sees things similar to me. Well done you for being bold enough to say how it is and not how everyone says it should be.

Sorry to hear about the threats you have received.”

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