‘Actor Laurence Fox has quit Twitter just weeks after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white male privilege’ on the BBC‘s Question Time.
In a lengthy thread posted today, Fox, 41, revealed that he had become ‘more and more depressed’ following a ferocious left-wing Twitter backlash.
He also said that he feared for his future and his ‘ability to provide financially’ for his children, despite stressing the need to ‘stand up to bullies’.
Fox, who has two children with actress Billie Piper, said he would take an ‘extended break from social media’ as he condemned a so-called ‘cancel culture’ that pushes ‘people to the edge of their ability to remain emotionally ok’.
He thanked many of the 177,000 followers, including those people on the street ‘from people of all backgrounds’ who had recently shown support.
The star of ITV’s Lewis went on to admit that he wakes up ‘in dread of what’s to come’ and described the backlash as ‘very painful and difficult to cope with’.’
Read more: Laurence Fox announces he is quitting Twitter: Actor says he ‘wakes up in dread’ at comments from social media ‘bullies’ following his Question Time row – and fears the backlash will stop him being able to provide financially for his children