Laurence Fox told to ‘f**k off’ by The Pogues in spat over controversial lyrics

Actor Laurence Fox was told to "F**k off" by The Pogues, who topped the charts in 1987 with the hugely popular Christmas classic Fairytale Of New York.

Laurence, who is now trying his hand at politics, had sparked a public debate with the BBC after the broadcasting giant decided to censor some of the lyrics from the original version on BBC Radio 1.

The chart-topping track, that featured Kristie MacColl, will forever be a firm favourite in households but there have been growing concerns over the years in relation to some of the lyrics.

In keeping with the times, the BBC chose to replace the slur "f****t" in exchange for the word "haggard", with the use of "s*ut" being removed altogether on radio stations.

Sharing the BBC's announcement detailing their decision, the Reclaim Party leader tweeted: "Here we go again.

"The cultural commissars at the @bbc are telling you what is and isn’t appropriate for your ignorant little ears.

"Wouldn't it be nice if we sent the (proper) version to the top of the charts? #DefundTheBBC. RT."

To which Laurence was completely shut down with a blunt reply from The Pogues own Twitter feed, that read: "F**k off you little herrenvolk s***e."

At this moment in time, Laurence is yet to reply to The Pogues.

The Mirror Online shared a statement from the BBC, that explained: "We know the song is considered a Christmas classic and we will continue to play it this year, with our radio stations choosing the version of the song most relevant for their audience."

A source also reported to the publication that differing stations were provided with the option to play whatever version they sought to be better for their audience."

The insider revealed: "Radio 2 fans will still hear the original song with the derogatory lyrics, while 6 Music will alternate between both versions."

Recently, Laurence announced he would be changing career as he started up his own political party, putting himself at the helm.

Back in January this year, he made headlines after a Question Time appearance turned sour after a member of the audience described him as a "privileged white male."

It escalated with Laurence accusing the individual of racism on the show.

The former guitarist had agreed to feature on the political programme to contribute in the debate which claimed Megan Markle's coverage in the press was racist.

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