Laurence Fox returned his Specsavers award for boycotting GB News and the mockery was eye-watering
As you might have read elsewhere, a number of advertisers are boycotting newly-launched ‘news’ channel GB News because they don’t feel its values chime with their brand.
GB News boss Andrew Neil was particularly irked when Ikea pulled their ads from his new baby. So much so that he did this.
IKEA has decided to boycott GB News because of our alleged values. Here are IKEA’s values — a French CEO who is a criminal with a two year suspended jail sentence for spying on staff. https://t.co/Z82CvME7pY
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) June 15, 2021
Now Laurence Fox has wreaked his own special brand of revenge after Specsavers saw fit to steer well clear of the channel.
He did this.
— Laurence Fox ✌🏼🇬🇧✌🏼 (@LozzaFox) June 16, 2021
“I’m at the GB News HQ and I’ve just learned off Twatter that Specsavers have boycotted them advertising. Now this is a big problem for me because the only acting award I’ve ever won was the Specsavers golden dagger award. I’m handing it back. You can have it back, Specsavers.”
That might be the best thing Fox has ever been in.
And if you’re thinking it prompted no end of mockery, you’d be right.
Laurence Fox is handing back an acting award that he won from Specsavers because they have boycotted GB News.
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) June 17, 2021
Just checked their share price to see if…no, no it’s stayed exactly the same.
— Chuck Norris McWhirter (@cookieclose) June 16, 2021
— CH (@OfficialCWH) June 16, 2021
Specsavers response. pic.twitter.com/doZeSa52vl
— Paul Simpson (@PaulSim99) June 16, 2021
Hilarious. Capitalist companies exercise their freedom and the ‘freedom lovers’ lose their pieces.
— David Tidey (@tideyd01) June 16, 2021
— Count Binface (@CountBinface) June 17, 2021
Can't believe I'm saying this but Laurence Fox has some very positive news to bring us… Specsavers have told #GBeebies to fuck off with their hate tv. #StopFundingHate #GBNews pic.twitter.com/o8T9lt7Mdo
— Followed by 93k Tory Haters (@MarieAnnUK) June 16, 2021
Specsavers get to rectify two mistakes in one go then.
— Robert Stone (@RobertStone1964) June 16, 2021
I don't know what Specsavers were watching when they gave Laurence Fox an 'acting award', but with hindsight perhaps they should have gone to Specsavers!
— Matthew Payne (@Matthew82069336) June 17, 2021
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