Lily Allen: Religion screwed me up

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  • Lily Allen ‘cruel victim’ of religion

    Lily Allen isn’t one to mince her words – and the straight-talking star now appears to have hit out at Catholicism.

    The star says she is a ‘cruel victim’ of religion after being left ‘confused’ by her Catholic upbringing.

    ‘I’m confused by religion,’ says the 24-year-old.

    ‘I was brought up in a Catholic school and they told me gays were bad, adultery was bad and drugs were bad.

    ‘At the same time, all my mum’s friends were gay, my dad was having various affairs and there were drugs in the house when I was a kid – so it was a bit cruel.’

    The singer is also calling for more integration of different religions in British society, saying: ‘Why is [BBC TV programme] Songs Of Praise always Christian? Where’s the Hindu Songs Of Praise?
    ‘The Islamic Songs Of Praise? We all pay our TV license! I don’t like Christianity much.’

    Allen said she sees more sense in other religions, adding: ‘Hinduism is cool. I’ll put them up near the top.

    ‘But it’s too dangerous for me to rank them. I’ll get into serious trouble.’

    The Smile star’s comments came hours after she sparked outrage by suggesting that cocaine use is ‘no problem at all’ for some people.

    Ever heard of that old saying ‘Think before you speak’, Lily?

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