Festival goer says Allen had no right to take her property and tells her to 'stop nicking things'
The owner of the “Fuck off Kanye West” flag that Lily Allen confiscated and burned at Glastonbury has criticised the pop star for her actions, saying she had every right to make it.
Allen, who was in attendance at Worthy Farm but didn’t perform, uploaded a series of videos to Instagram showing her stealing and burning a fellow festival-goer’s flag that read “Fuck off Kanye” until it read simply “Kanye”.
After contacting NME directly, the festival-goer known simply as Aoibheann (who sent NME the picture of her flag taken before the festival), said she and her friends were “gutted” to discover that their flag had been stolen and explained that it made finding their tent far more difficult late at night.
“It gave us a fright too because we didn’t know if they had robbed anything else so we searched our tents but it was all good,” she added.
Asked how she felt about Allen’s actions, Aoibheann was convinced the pop singer was in the wrong. “I thought it was hilarious until I saw that she’d burned it and gotten all self righteous about it. I don’t care who you are, you have no right to steal my stuff and vandalise it. Get off your high horse and stop nicking things.”
Explaining why she made the flag in the first place, festival fan Aoibheann said it was made as a joke. “We had no intention of taking it to his gig or of even going to his gig. We, along with many others, didn’t feel he represented what Glastonbury is about. And if I want to make a flag saying “fuck off kanye” then I have every right to.
“Glastonbury is all about peace, love, good vibes and possitivity. The guy [Kanye West] is an egotistical narcissistic and self deluded idiot who’s still basking in the light of his one good album,” she added, “His stand out attribute is his commercialism and self promotion which completeley contradicts the socialist ethos of Glastonbury festival. So I reckoned he could just fuck off.”
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