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Laurence Fox claims Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes war epic 1917 is ‘forcing diversity' on viewers

11 monthes ago   |   By Metro

Laurence is off on one again
Laurence Fox has claimed that the Oscar-nominated war epic 1917 is ‘institutionally racist' due to the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in the film.
This is despite many Sikhs serving in the British Indian Army during World War One, including in the horrific battles of Ypres and the Somme.
Fox - who is touting himself as a bit of a poster boy for anti-wokeness - claimed that Sam Mendes' film, which is nominated for 10 Oscars including best picture and best director, is ‘forcing diversity' on viewers by pointing out Sikh soldiers.
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Laurence Fox slams Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes over 'incongruous' Sikh soldier in 1917

Laurence Fox slams Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes over 'incongruous' Sikh soldier in 1917

11 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Laurence Fox says the inclusion of Nabhaan Rizwan distracted from the plot, which focuses on a British regiment, whereas Sikhs fought alongside British forces as opposed to in the same units.
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Laurence Fox Takes Aim At ‘Incongruous' Inclusion Of Sikh Soldier in Oscar-Nominated 1917

Laurence Fox Takes Aim At ‘Incongruous' Inclusion Of Sikh Soldier in Oscar-Nominated 1917

11 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Fresh from his highly divisive appearance on Question Time , Laurence Fox has taken aim at Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and his lauded World War I drama, 1917. The actor has criticised the filmmaker for including a Sikh soldier in his latest movie, which has been nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The 41-year-old questioned the film's storyline and what he describes as the “incongruous” inclusion of a Sikh soldier, Sepoy Jondalar, played by Nabhaan Rizwan, in the ranks of the British forces. Speaking on writer James Delingpole's podcast, Fox remarks...
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