The actor Peter Fondas resignation from the BBC is only the latest in a series of scandals to derail his career, with the scandal surrounding his comments on the deaths of children being just the latest to come to light.
The actor, best known for his role as Peter Pan, posted a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt reading “I’ve got the answer” on social media earlier this month, prompting an outcry from fans.
The tweet sparked widespread criticism, with Fonda writing in a statement that he was not trying to “be funny”, but that the response from his fans was not only “unacceptable”, but “disrespectful”.
“I had hoped that my tweet would serve as a source of inspiration and hope for the future,” he wrote.
“Unfortunately, I have been mistaken for a troll.
It’s clear that my fans did not understand the intent of my tweet and that I have a history of poor judgment.”
In the statement, Fonda claimed that his intention was not to “glorify the dead”, but to show respect for the deceased.
“I am deeply sorry for my actions,” he said.
“As a father, I am a parent and a human being.
As an actor, I would never wish to make a child cry or to cause pain to a loved one.”
Fondals account was taken down, with his employer saying he would not be commenting on the incident.
“Peter is a friend and colleague and has nothing further to add,” the BBC said in a tweet.
“He has been relieved of his employment and has been advised of his right to a full and fair investigation.”
Peter Fondo in 2016.
He is pictured here in the film The Descendants.
Photo: Twitter / Peter Fonds twitter / Peter Farrelly Peter Farrellys account has since been restored.
The tweets that led to his resignation came after a New York Times investigation revealed that Fondons personal account was hacked, and he was accused of using the platform to promote a video on his own channel that promoted anti-vaccination views.
The video featured footage from a local children’s hospital, showing patients being treated for infections such as meningitis and tetanus, and claimed that the vaccines were “dangerous”.
Fondes tweet has been widely shared on social networks, with some people claiming that it is an example of the kind of personal attack that Fonda has received in the past.
“This is not an isolated incident,” he tweeted on Monday.
“The BBC has been very clear on this.
The UK’s largest broadcaster is a family broadcaster.
This is not the sort of behaviour that any member of the public can expect from a trusted public servant.”
Fonda added: “I don’t condone the bullying, but I do not condone the use of public funds for a message that I disagree with.”
The actor has also been the subject of criticism for comments he made in the wake of the attacks.
“There is no question in my mind that my tweets have been misinterpreted,” he told Sky News.
“In my defence, I’m an actor who has worked with great talent.
I was very naive.
I think I did my best to get the facts out.”
Fondo also claimed that he has been bullied on social platforms before.
“It’s been very common, especially on social networking sites.
It is a form of bullying,” he added.
“When I tweet on my personal account, people will send me death threats.
I have to deal with the trolls, which are people who have no real interest in being funny. “
But I also receive a lot of threats on Twitter.
I have to deal with the trolls, which are people who have no real interest in being funny.
I’m very aware of the fact that I do get a lot more abuse than anyone else, which is really sad.”
Peter Farrell’s career has spanned four decades.
He played a character called the Riddler in the 1971 film The Riddler, before making a career for himself in films such as The Fugitive, The Godfather, and A Few Good Men.
His portrayal of Peter Pan in Peter Pan and Peter Pan II was nominated for seven Oscars.