Laurence Fox says ‘wokeists’ are ‘racist’ after Question Time clash over Meghan Markle

Actor was criticised for his comments about white privilege last week

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Laurence Fox has described “wokeists” as “racists” in a new interview following the backlash to his controversial comments on Question Time last week.

The actor was criticised for his remarks about white privilege and for dismissing the suggestion that Meghan Markle has faced racial discrimination.

Now, speaking to Talk Radio, Fox said that he was not expecting people to "kick off" over his comments, adding that those who criticised him for racism are "everything they accuse you of".

He said: "The wokeists, I think, are fundamentally a racist bunch. They see colour everywhere.

"Identity politics is extremely racist as well."

He added that he often gets it "in the neck" for being a "posh boy actor" who is part of a famous acting dynasty, which includes his father James.

Fox said that he is fine with people "taking a pop" at him, but added: "I just lose interest when someone says I want to unload both barrels of a shotgun in your face."

The actor, who was married to Billie Piper until 2016, is known for his roles in Victoria and Lewis.

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