United Nations attack Amy Winehouse

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Singer accused of 'glamorising' cocaine use

Amy Winehouse has been slammed by the United Nations.

The head of international body’s Drugs And Crime Office, Antonio Maria Costa, singled out the singer during his public attack on celebrity cocaine users.

“Rock stars, like Amy Winehouse become popular by singing: ’I ain’t going to rehab’, even though she badly needed and eventually sought treatment,” he declared.

Costa accused the star of glamourising a global drug trade that threatens to devastate parts of Africa, reports BBC 6 Music.

He said that it threatened the “complete collapse” of some impoverished west African nations, where certain governments were now vulnerable to the damaging influence of drug money.