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What did Laurence Fox say in his controversial tweets as he’s slammed for breaking lockdown rules?

What did Laurence Fox say in his controversial tweets about lockdown? (Picture: Getty)

Laurence Fox has found himself at the centre of controversy once again, after publicly announcing he has broken lockdown rules.

The actor, 42, has made headlines in recent months when it comes to sharing his views on race and politics and he faced further backlash, after telling his Twitter followers that he had gone against lockdown restrictions.

England is currently in a four-week national lockdown until December 2, where people have been advised to stay home and socialising with other households has been prohibited, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 across the country.

Strict measures in place by the government have also seen the closure of non-essential shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and gyms, following an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

What did Laurence Fox say in his controversial tweet?

Laurence riled his fellow celebrities up when he posted that he’d had a ‘lovely lunch’ on Twitter, despite the national lockdown restrictions in place.

Laurence tweeted about having a ‘lovely lunch’ (Picture: Twitter)

He wrote: ‘Just had a large group over to lunch and we hugged and ate and talked and put the world to rights. It was lovely.

‘You’ll never take that away from people. Stay out. Protect your rights. If the @nhs can’t cope, then the @nhs isn’t fit for purpose.’

Laurence added: ‘Compliance is violence.’

The White Lines star, who has created his own political party, then added a series of tweets that encouraged others to follow suit, while continuing to criticise the NHS. He said: ‘Go out. Enjoy yourselves. Be happy.’

Another tweet read: ‘The @nhs isn’t my church and salvation. It’s employees aren’t my saviours. If you can’t deal with a 99.9% survival rate virus, you aren’t fit for purpose. You don’t need protecting, my elderly relatives do. I also love your emergency care and will continue to pay for it. For now.

Laurence Fox tweets about coronavirus and lockdownLaurence Fox tweets about coronavirus and lockdown

The star shared a string of controversial tweets (Picture: Twitter)

‘No more lockdown restrictions beyond the 2nd of December. None. We need a full inquiry into the governments handling of this pandemic ASAP. We must remember never give our freedom away again, under such spurious circumstances.’

When one user joked Laurence would soon be ‘talking about Lizard overlords’ after reading his tweets, Laurence hit back: ‘Peoples lives and livelihoods have been destroyed, our economy trashed, an entire nation forced into lockdown, all for a virus that kills 5 in 10,000 people and is about as lethal as seasonal flu, but sure I’m the goggle eyed loon.’

What did Piers Morgan say about Laurence Fox’s tweet?

Piers Morgan was among the stars hitting out at Laurence for his ‘ridculous’ tweets and slammed him live on air on Good Morning Britain.

‘You know what Laurence? Why don’t you just shut up? Seriously,’ Piers said.

‘Why don’t you think about the NHS, think about these heroic people who right now in hospitals all around the country are continuing to save lives of complete strangers who have Covid-19, this lethal virus.’

He continued: ‘Think about all the people in care homes who can’t see their loved ones because they’re abiding by the rules because they don’t want to kill their parents or grandparents.

‘Think about all the people who are making these decisions everyday not for themselves and their desire to just carry on life as normal, but for other people because they actually care about other people.’

Criticising Laurence, Piers said: ‘I just found that a ridiculous tweet and it epitomises the attitude of a small minority of people in this country who just don’t think this virus is for them. They just don’t understand why they can’t carry on partying and breaking every rule in the process.

‘It’s not just about you, it’s about other people. The most vulnerable people in our society… People with underlying issues, it’s to stop them being killed. It’s not about you.’

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