Lily Allen Reports Twitter User To Ministry Of Defence
Singer says a man claiming to be a soldier sent her a racist tweet...
Lily Allen has made a complaint to the Ministry of Defence after receiving an abusive message on Twitter from an apparent member of the British army.
According to The Metro, a man named Harry Wilson - who said he was serving soldier on his Twitter profile - sent Lily a racist tweet commenting on rumours that she was adopting a child.
The message said: "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s**t I mean adopted a child from Africa."
Appalled by the post, the Not Fair singer informed the Ministry of Defence about the comment, stating: "Do you condone (these) racist comments? He needs disciplining."
Allen's message has now been removed, but The Metro has since reported that the Army are investigating the matter, with a spokesperson stating: "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."
It has since been suggested by Twitter users that the racism allegations depend on whether a comma was intended before or after the word "s**t".
The 27-year old, who is rumoured to be pregnant with her second child, has faced criticism on Twitter since reporting the tweet, some of which she posted on her official page.
She wrote today (11th July): "Just a few examples of the drivel I'm being subjected to for reporting that guy yesterday."
One message read: "Good morning @lilyrosecooper you piece of low life scum! #HarryWilsonIsNotRacist #harrywilsonisahero #suelilyallen #stranraerfamily."