Laurence Fox: ex-actor shares a picture of himself in blackface in response to Sadiq Khan's tweet
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Laurence Fox has sparked a backlash after tweeting another controversial post.
On the social media site X, formally known as Twitter, Fox responded to the mayor of London's post announcing a new 'Black on the Square' event which aims to celebrate Black culture and creativity.
What did Laurence Fox tweet?
Fox took to X to make his response to the event and wrote: "Can’t wait. As someone who has recently racially transitioned, I’m glad my culture is going to be celebrated! It’s been a long journey. First the hair curling, then the course of white blockers. It’s just great to finally be myself."
The dad-of-two then attached a picture of himself with an afro wig and a deep tan.
People have reacted to his tweet, tagging in @I_amMukhtar, with whom Fox is currently in a legal dispute after the user called him a "racist pr***" on Twitter in May.
Some X users have called Fox a "disgrace to common decency."
Another person wrote: "I wonder what your brother-in-law (Richard Ayoade) thinks of your blackface comedy?"
One responder related the incident back to his ex-wife, Billie Piper: "Please take him back Billie, he misses you like crazy."
In response to the backlash, Fox realised he was trending after being informed by a friend. Fox then released a video from his holiday in Greece, saying it's "difficult as a racially fluid person to wake up and not know what you are that day anyway so I am a racially trans lesbian of colour some days and some days I'm a straight white male."
He later added: "I just ask you to be patient, to be understanding, to understand that this is a journey for me and... to be kind, really."
Immediately after he said: "I hope it pisses everyone off because you're all a bunch of morons... you people pretend transgenderism is real but I can't be black? Well, I can."
This was followed up by the Trending Twitter column in Greek, with Fox stating "It's all Greek to me".