Laurence Fox has angered many Twitter users after sharing a photo of himself proudly showing off his new face mask exemption lanyard that he says he bought on Amazon.

The actor is known in recent times more for his controversial views than any television or movie work he has appeared in.

But his latest statement has left people raging, as he has declared himself exempt from wearing a face mask as per the government guidelines.

The 42-year-old shared a photo of himself wearing a green lanyard with the words "mask exemption" written on them, while a plastic wallet hanging from it contained a card which read: "I am exempt from wearing a face covering."

He wrote alongside it: "After a long period of consultation with myself, an extended review period and a proper due diligence conducted with myself, I've received the badge that I ordered from Amazon. Thank you for being there for me."

The divisive figure added the hashtag "anxiety".

The tweet, which has so far had more than 3,500 retweets, 6,000 likes and 8,000 comments was not received well by many.

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One said: "Oh, so Amazon now do GP consultations do they? Your behaviour is disgraceful and an insult to all who have died and all who suffer now with Covid-19."

Another said: "I had to report his tweet. He's basically endangering lives and encouraging people to circumvent guidelines. It's dangerous."

A third tweeted: "How will you ever manage with an oxygen mask? Or will you refuse one of those too?"

Someone else told him: "Not sure at all why you're taking stance Laurence but I think it's disappoint. Let's all get with the programme and not undermine the best efforts of the government's and our people for doing the right thing. Try sending the right message out."

Naturally, Laurence has continued on his crusade since his offending tweet and photo.

He said: "It's really quite simple. We don't have to agree on everything all the time, and our views are all valid. Surprisingly enough, shouting 'You're a massive c**t' repeatedly at someone doesn't bring them towards your position, it just makes them think that you are a massive c**t."

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