Appearing on the show, he lashed out at University lecturer Rachel Boyle for “racism” after she called him a “white privileged male.” The clash took place after the panel discussed the media’s treatment of Meghan Markle in recent months.
In an interview with Radio Times, Ms Bruce said: “ I had a briefing about Laurence, and what he might say, but the thing about Question Time is that it’s entirely unpredictable, so people will get into arguments.”
Describing the atmosphere on her show, she said: “Well, it’s a lot calmer than last year.
“There was a level of anger and toxicity that this year, so far, is absent.”
Laurence Fox made headlines in January after rowing with an audience member on Question Time
Ms Bruce also described how shocked she was by the public backlash after she took over from long time host David Dimbleby.
Ms Bruce also described how shocked she was by the public backlash, after she took over from long time QT host David Dimbleby.
She said: “I’m all for a passionate debate, and sometimes things can be heated, which is fine, up to a point.
“As long as we remember that we are human beings. I feel very strongly about that.
“I hadn’t anticipated that I would spend so much of my time last year saying: ‘We don’t talk to each other like this’.”
Mr Foxes appearance on Question Time has since seen him consider removing his Twitter account
Mr Foxes appearance on Question Time has since seen him consider removing his Twitter account after receiving abuse and death threats.
The Lewis actor took to his social media to outline the reasons for him wanting to leave Twitter.
He wrote: “A thread. 1 – I’m going to take an extended break from social media. I’d like to say a couple of things. First of all, a huge thank you to all of you who have followed me throughout my career and travelled vast distances to come and see me on stage, be in acting or singing.”
“2 – Since my appearance on question time and the ensuing hubbub, I have had nothing but support on the street, from people of all backgrounds and political viewpoints. In the weird and lonely days that followed that appearance, your kind words have lifted my spirits. Thank you..”
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The Lewis actor took to his social media to outline the reasons for him wanting to leave Twitter
Mr Fox has been involved with his fair share of Twitter wars, including going toe to toe with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
“3 – But privately I have been becoming more and more depressed. I have been so shocked by some of the things said to me on these platforms and I have found some of it very hard to process. I think it’s important to stand up to bullies and that is why I have continued to do so…”
“4 – But I find that I wake up in dread of what’s to come. I’m a fairly private if opinionated person and it’s been very painful and difficult to cope with. However, I also believe in passionately in free speech. I stand wholeheartedly by people’s right to express themselves…”
“5 – But I am fearing for my future and my ability to provide financially for my children. A thought that keeps has kept me awake most nights. People tell me it will blow over, but when you are in it, it doesn’t feel like it will…”
Before he finished his long Twitter farewell by saying “ I’ll probably be back on in ten minutes taking the p*ss out of Lily Allen! “
Mr Fox has been involved with his fair share of Twitter wars, including going toe to toe with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on multiple occasions.
Most recently he labelled the Mayor a “muppet” in a scathing rant on gender identity.
Mr Khan originally divided Twitter users after posting a tweet that announced Trans women are women, and Trans men are men, as he celebrated LGBT history month.
The actor hit back at the “virtue signalling” Mayor for his “regressive authoritarianism.”
Mr Khan originally divided Twitter users after posting a tweet that announced Trans women are women
Mr Khan originally tweeted: “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. All gender identities are valid.#lgbthistorymonth”
Mr Fox fired back: “Trans women are trans women. Trans men are trans men. People tend to be more interested in what you are, rather than what you are not. Wrapping up regressive authoritarianism in pretty paper doesn’t make it a more appealing presentation. Not all mayors are virtue-signalling muppets.”
Published at Tue, 03 Mar 2020 05:50:00 +0000