Laurence Fox is protesting Sainsbury’s telling racists to shop elsewhere by shopping elsewhere – 7 favourite reactions
Sainsbury’s marked Black History Month by confirming their support for a diverse society and workplace with this message.
— Sainsbury's (@sainsburys) October 1, 2020
It boils down to “racists not welcome”, which seems like an uncontroversial standpoint, but it wasn’t.
It irritated a lot of people, who took such offence at Sainsbury’s suggestion to stay away if you don’t support diversity that they threatened to *checks notes* stay away.
One question kept cropping up – “When is White History Month – or day?” and this response was about as good as it gets.
This Sainsbury’s social media chap has a better grasp of reality than the best-paid columnists in the country. Kudos to Chris. pic.twitter.com/QFzQlhuICX
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) October 4, 2020
There was also a great deal of support for Sainsbury’s, as well as scorn for the attitude of the people complaining about the notice.
Shop at Sainsbury’s if you don’t want to be around racists. https://t.co/IO93jkyAip
— Shahmir Adnan Sanni (@shahmiruk) October 4, 2020
I can’t believe the reaction to this. Actually wait, I can. This country is full of racists who have decided Sainsbury’s have made up Black History Month and that trying to make Black colleagues feel as safe as possible is segregation. Ffs man. https://t.co/nC2khrgRRr
— Rebekah May (@rrrebekahmay) October 3, 2020
“So you see, they won’t be able to object without outing themselves as bigots. Nobody wants to be seen as a bigot. It’s foolproof” pic.twitter.com/WXgk7VkZeZ
— Ignacio Lopez (@comedylopez) October 4, 2020
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) October 3, 2020
Unsurprisingly, the head of the UK’s newest nationalist party, Laurence Fox, was one of the loudest objectors.
His announcement drew the reactions you’d expect.
He was NEVER out of Sainsbury’s as well – what a clackwanker pic.twitter.com/J9xepHmhWK
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) October 4, 2020
They specifically asked racists not to shop there. You can’t own somebody by following their exact instructions. pic.twitter.com/7d57hrnCn8
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 4, 2020
Coast is clear guys. 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/r3mTlfDILp
— Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) October 4, 2020
— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) October 4, 2020
It’s got to be a massive plus going into Sainsbury’s knowing there’s zero chance of bumping into failed actor/singer/politician Laurence Fox banging on about why women keep leaving him
— Mo' (@mocent0) October 4, 2020
So to recap. Laurence Fox now wants to cancel Sainsbury because they think racism isn’t brilliant.
Can’t wait to see the uniforms for his new *party*
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) October 4, 2020
Laurence Fox: this cancel culture is so, like, woke, yah. We must end it
Also Laurence Fox: BOYCOTT SAINSBURY'S THEY DON'T WANT RACISTS SHOPPING THERE
— The Leftwaffe ☭ 🚩 🇵🇸 (@Red_UnderTheBed) October 4, 2020
Finally, Lulu suggested there might be a hidden bonus.
To everyone refusing to shop in @sainsburys because Sainsbury's are celebrating #blackhistorymonthuk, I'm delighted. Shopping in Sainsbury's will be a much happier & safer experience without you particularly as you tend to be the idiots who refuse to wear masks.
— Lulu (@Mmelulu) October 3, 2020