Lily Allen has spoken out against tabloid criticisms that her involvement in social issues is made disingenuous by her ‘rich’ and ‘privileged’ lifestyle.
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Speaking about the criticism she received following her outspoken support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Allen said of her ‘privileged’ labels: “Well, I’m a million pounds in debt, so put that in! But you know, there’s a reason that’s what they picked on [with Grenfell].”
She continued: “Because I haven’t been falling out of nightclubs for the last two years, they’ll say, ‘Well, she’s rich.’ If I’d been falling out of nightclubs, they wouldn’t bother with the rich thing – they’d just be like, ‘She’s a fucktard.’ So I think it’s whatever they can get with.”
“We were meant to do a band together once, called Rupert The Band, me and Alex Turner,” she told NME. “I haven’t seen him for a long time. He lives in LA now. Avoiding tax. Yeah.”
Allen’s upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday June 8 and available here.
Tuesday December 11 2018 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Thursday December 13 2018 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Friday December 14 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sunday December 16 2018 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Monday December 17 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse