Lily Allen receives torrent of Twitter abuse after reporting a soldier to the MoD

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • Lily Allen has been on the receiving end of some nasty abuse after reporting a soldier for sending her an allegedly racist message

    Lily Allen is no stranger to controversy and this time the retired singer has been on the receiving end of some particularly upsetting abuse after reporting a soldier to the Ministry of Defence.

    It all started when a man, claiming to be in the Army, sent Lily what she perceived to be a racist message on the online social media site. He said: ‘just seen you bought s*** I mean adopted a child from Africa.’

    Lily, who tweets under her married name @lilyrosecooper, reported the comment to the MoD after asking her followers: ‘How do you report someone on here. That guy I retweeted should be banned.’

    In response to the 27-year-old star’s complaint, an Army spokesman said: ‘Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the Army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination.

    ‘We are aware of the alleged offensive comments and are investigating the matter. It would be inappropriate to comment further while this is ongoing.’

    Lily has since been subject to some pretty nasty abuse via Twitter and has retweeted some of the offensive comments she’s been sent, saying: ‘Just a few examples of the drivel I’m being subjected to for reporting that guy yesterday.’

    One user had written: ‘@lilyrosecooper Mornin lily, hope u had a gd sleep NOT!!!!!!! Hope u had the ‪#demons.’

    While another wrote: ‘Good morning @lilyrosecooper you piece of low life scum!’

    ‘@lilyrosecooper have you taken the hint that no one likes you and that your accusation is outrageous? Hope harry sue’s you for every penny,’ wrote another Twitter user.

    What do you think of the abuse Lily has been getting on Twitter? Do you think she was right to report the soldier to the Ministry of Defence? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.




    Reading now