Fox mocks feminist activist Jameela Jamil's 'queer' statement by 'identifying as broccoli'

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Fox mocks feminist activist Jameela Jamil's 'queer' statement by 'identifying as broccoli'

The Good Place star announced on Wednesday that she now identifies as “queer”, after facing backlash for being cast in a new LGBTQ-interest show, the online disapproval prompted Ms Jamil to deliver a revelatory Twitter statement addressing her sexuality.

“Twitter is brutal. This is why I never officially came out as queer. I added a rainbow to my name a few years ago, as it’s not easy within the south Asian community to be accepted,” she said

Before the former TV host went on to say that she would like to withhold from talking to the media about her queer orientation.

“To the press, I really really don’t want to talk about it. Let’s just focus on the contestants of the show until it’s out.”

This surprising admission gained a great deal of reaction from critics, including Lewis star Laurence Fox who took to his own Twitter to mock Ms Jamil’s statement.

Mr Fox wrote: “Some of you will no doubt want to mock and ridicule me, but coming out as broccoli, when so many vegetable stories include carrots, has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life.”

Before going on to add: “I really, really, really, really don’t want to talk about it.”

It is not the first time that Mr Fox and Ms Jamil have come to social media blows, as last week the feminist ripped into his statement that he won’t “date woke women.”

Ms Jamil tweeted: “Laurence looking and sounding like a freshly wnked cck”

Before Mr Fox fired back: “Stop proving my point for me.”

The uproar over Ms Jamil’s statement comes as the term ‘queer’ is often debated, as it was previously a derogatory word and has now been reclaimed by non-heterosexual people who profess fluidity in there sexual orientation.

Ms Jamil is set to be a judge on HBO voguing and ballroom contest Legendary that will focus on members of the LGBTQ community competing to win.

Voguing is a genre of dance made mainstream in the 1980’s through Madonna but originated in New York by black and Latino LGBTQ people, often disowned by their families for their sexuality.

Laurence Fox is not the only celebrity who has come out to slam the female rights activist, as LGBTQ icon Michelle Visage came out to criticise Ms Jamil’s involvement with the show.

Visage retweeted a comment saying there were “literally so many others who actually KNOW about ball who should [be] on”.

Other Twitter users were quick to respond to Ms Jamil’s tweet with outrage, as they concluded that she was using the term ‘queer’ to justify her association with the show.

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