Laurence Fox returns to Twitter after three weeks as actors’ union apologises

Laurence Fox has returned to social media after actors' union Equity issued an apology for branding him a disgrace.

The row first erupted when the actor fired back calling a Question Time audience member "racist" for branding him a "privileged white male" in January.

Following his Question Time appearance, organiser Equity called Laurence a "disgrace" in a number of tweets in January.

By February, the 41-year-old announced he would be taking a break from Twitter after he was "shocked" and "depressed" at messages he was being bombarded with.

It's been three weeks of radio silence before Laurence made his comeback to social media coinciding with Equity's apology.

The actor shared a chirpy tweet telling fans he had an update on the fight and bid them to have a lovely day.

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He wrote: "Good morning. I’m not sure if 19 days off Twatter really qualifies as an extended break, but I thought I’d let you know that I have an update in regards to my situation that I will share with you at around 9 am. Have a lovely Friday. Loz."

It was then announced Equity had done a U-turn to apologise for lashing out at the Inspector Lewis star on social media.

The statement read: "We are sorry that in the tweets he was called a 'disgrace' by Equity.

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"It was a mistake for Equity as an organisation to criticise him in this way.

"Nothing in Equity's later statement was intended as a slur on his character or views or to suggest that he should be denied the ability to work. We would like to make that clear.

"Equity and Laurence Fox condemn prejudice unequivocally in all its forms."

Lauren was welcomed back by his 179.8K loyal following.

Social media was awash with comments saying they missed the star as his followers offered up their unwavering support.

"Welcome back Loz!" One fan wrote, leading the troops.

Others added: "Great to see you back! Was thinking only last night how missed you are."

"Nice to see you back."

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