GB News now suspends Dan Wootton as the row about comments about a female journalist shows no sign of going away.
It comes after Laurence Fox called journalist Ava Evans a “little woman” and then said: “Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever, ever, who wasn’t an incel.”
“We need powerful, strong amazing women who make great points for themselves. We don’t need these sort of feminist 4.0. They’re pathetic and embarrassing. Who’d want to shag that?”
GB News suspends Dan Wootton
Laurence Fox was suspended not long after the interview aired.
GB News said: “GB News has suspended Dan Wootton following comments made on his programme by Laurence Fox last night. This follows our decision earlier today to formally suspend Mr Fox. We are conducting a full investigation.”
It seemed that Fox claimed that Wootton had found the interview amusing.
Wootton had sent this message on X trying to apologise for the comments on his show.
“I want to reiterate my regret over last night’s exchange with Laurence on GB News. Having looked at the footage, I can see how inappropriate my reaction to his totally unacceptable remarks appears to be and want to be clear that I was in no way amused by the comments. I reacted as I did out of shock and surprise in an off guard moment while working out how to respond as he continued to speak by searching for tweets
“@AvaSantina had sent earlier in the day while having them read out in my ear at the same time. However, I should have intervened immediately to challenge offensive and misogynistic remarks. I apologise unreservedly for what was a very unfortunate lapse in judgement on my part under the intense pressure of a bizarre exchange. I know I should have done better. I’m devastated that I let down the team and our supportive GBN family. We seek to tackle the issue and not the person, which I intend to stress again on air tonight.”