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Laurence Fox apologises to Rebecca Front for sharing private message – before doubling down on ‘All Lives Matter’


Laurence and Rebecca seemed to bury the hatchet – before he doubled down on All Lives Matter (Picture: Getty)

Laurence Fox has apologised to Rebecca Front, after sharing a private message between the pair in which he questioned why she blocked him on Twitter – before doubling down on his ‘All Lives Matter’ claim.

The White Lines actor felt he had received his most hurtful of ‘cancellations’ this week when actress Front decided to block Fox, who is becoming more and more well known as being on a mission to take down the so-called ‘wokies’.

Calling out Front in a private message, which he later shared to his page, Fox asked what he had done to receive such a blacklisting.

On Thursday, the 42-year-old – who has shafted the Black Lives Matter message in favour of ‘All Lives Matter’ (which is perceived to be problematic by many) – shared a screenshot of a text conversation with Front, 56, in which he asked: ‘Why would you block me? Have I said anything that could upset you? What a shame. Anyway, you are never blocked from me.’

Front, who played Jean Innocent opposite Fox’s James Hathaway in Lewis, replied: ‘Oh Lol, I think it was the #AllLivesMatter stuff that finally tipped me over the edge It seems to me so glaringly obvious that All Lives Matter – you’d have to be a psychopath to disagree – that it should be equally obvious it doesn’t need a slogan.

‘Black Lives are systematically undervalued. Their work opportunities are fewer, their health outcomes far worse, the criminal justice system works against them. I think the least we can do is let them have a f***ing slogan.

The pair starred together on Lewis (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘But there are many, many things we clearly disagree on and, fond as I am of you, looking at your Twitter feed I just felt uncomfortable about the company you’re keeping.

‘I’m sorry. I wish you and your lovely boys well. We’ll just have to agree to differ.’

Fox replied: ‘“The least we can do is let them have a f***ing slogan.” Jesus. ‘It’s ok to disagree. But it’s the right thing to do to talk first before you cancel me. Especially given how racist the phrase you just wrote is. I thought we had more in common.’

The actor tweeted: ‘This is the most painful cancellation I have had yet. From someone I spent 10 happy years working with, many lovely family dinners and lots and lots of laughs. Someone I thought was a friend. #AllLivesMattter [sic].’

However, it seems the pair were able to bury the hatchet, with Fox apologising later on Twitter: ‘Earlier I tweeted a private text message. It isn’t true to my values to make a private conversation public just to make a point. I regret it.

‘I would like to apologise to @RebeccaFront for doing so. I’m going to delete the tweet and try to build bridges rather than burn them.’

Nighty Night star Front also seemed to be okay with where the pair left things as she tweeted: ‘Thank you to my many lovely friends, old and new. An apology has been made, so let’s all move on.’

It wasn’t it though. People didn’t move on.

Doubling down on his earlier claims, while perhaps goading the ‘wokies’ out there at the same time, Fox returned to Twitter before bed, and added: ‘Every single human life is sacred.

‘#AllLivesMatter Night folks! X’

While he had the support of many of his fans who echoed his ‘All Lives Matter’ message, some felt that his apology was now meaningless as one follower replied: ‘And there’s the proof that the apology was utterly worthless.’

Another called out his apology by writing: ‘Says the man who just hours later dropped an ‘All Lives Matter’ and then ran away. Try harder.’

We’re almost positive this won’t be the end of it…

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