Saturday, November 26, 2016
Lily Allen REFUSES to say whether she’s welcomed migrant into home
The popstar’s representatives remain tightlipped over over whether Ms Allen had offered sanctuary to a young asylum seeker or had in fact had any plans to do so when approached by Express.co.uk.
Their silence comes more than a month after the 31-year-old singer said that she would “of course” take a displaced refugee in to her London home after crying at the sprawling Jungle camp.
She said: “If these children are being displaced, of course, there’s room for people in my house I’m going to take them in.
“I think anyone would. If you’re a parent – the idea of my children wandering around aimlessly without anywhere to go.
“It’s a real situation, it’s happening closer to us than Glasgow.”
The musician was speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire show after being asked why “supercilious celebrities like Lily Allen and Bob Geldof do not take in refugees”.
Ms Allen’s offer, which aired on October 12, came after she was heavily criticised for apologising on behalf of the UK for putting child refugees at risk in Calais.
While visiting the Calais migrant camp, she told a 13-year-old Afghan boy “I apologise on behalf of my country, I’m sorry for what we’ve put you through”, before bursting in to tears.
Lily went to the Calais Jungle to highlight the plight of child refugees
She then told the teenager he has a “legal right” to be in the UK and asked whether he had started the process of applying to enter the UK legally.
The boy then replied the legal process is “very slow” and that the way – presumably illegally – he is trying to enter Britain “works better”.
A tearful Ms Allen replied: “We’ve bombed your country, put you in the hands of the Taliban and now putting you at risk, risking your life to get into our country.
Lily Allen's representatives have refused to comment
Enraged viewers took to social media to have their say on
Lily Allen's apology on behalf of British people.
One Twitter user wrote: “Lily Allen has no right to speak for the UK. Her sense of self-importance is what I’ve always disliked. Regularly rude and disrespectful.”
Express.co.uk is awaiting comment from Lily Allen’s representatives
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