Lily Allen claims she quit Twitter because it’s used to spread ‘disinformation and lies’ as she blames Labour’s election defeat on social media… in rant on Instagram
- Lily Allen has shared a series of posts on Instagram explaining deleting Twitter
- Popstar, 34, deleted account yesterday following furious tweet by Piers Morgan
- Labour-supporting singer said platforms used to ‘spread disinformation and lies’
Lily Allen has posted on Instagram the reasons behind deleting her Twitter account
Lily Allen has claimed she deleted Twitter because the platform is used to ‘spread disinformation and lies’ in a rant on Instagram.
The singer, 34, deleted her Twitter account yesterday following a furious tweet from Piers Morgan, who wrote: ‘I think I speak for Britain when I say if @lilyallen doesn’t like it here, why doesn’t she f*** off?’
In a series of posts on Instagram, Allen shared her reasons behind deleting her Twitter account and said that the platforms ‘have given a voice to the far right’.
However the Labour-supporting popstar claimed she was not ready to delete her Instagram account.
She said: ‘It’s been reported that I deleted my Twitter because I couldn’t handle the abuse and humiliation that I got in the wake of my comments.
In a series of posts on Instagram, Allen shared her reasons behind deleting her Twitter account
She set out her reasons on Instagram for deleting the platform. She said: ‘It’s been reported that I deleted my Twitter because I couldn’t handle the abuse and humiliation that I got in the wake of my comments (left)
‘I deleted my Twitter because I really believe that these platforms have given a voice to the far right, and they use them to spread disinformation and lies, which will win them elections and ruin people’s lives. If they didn’t exist we wouldn’t be here.
‘I want to delete my Instagram too but I am just not there yet. I so wish I was.’
Her Twitter page, @lillyallen, remains blank and displays a message which reads: ‘This account doesn’t exist’.
The popstar, who had been singing Labour’s praises throughout their campaign, earlier suggested Conservative supporters voted for ‘kids to die with no healthcare.’
She also implied their motives for swinging behind the Tories were to have ‘less brown people’ in the UK.
On Friday she posted on Instagram an image of a sad face emoji and wrote: ‘Some say it was Brexit, some day it was Jeremy, personally, and I know no one wants to hear it, I think that racism and misogyny runs so so deep in this country and that Boris won because of his attitude towards those things and not in spite of them’
After the exit poll predicted Labour’s worst performance at the ballot box since the 1935, Allen defiantly tweeted: ‘Still holding out for a Labour majority’.
But as the party’s Red Wall began to crumble and it became clear the party were doomed, she began unloading a spool of anti-Conservative tweets.
On Friday she posted on Instagram an image of a sad face emoji and wrote: ‘Some say it was Brexit, some day it was Jeremy, personally, and I know no one wants to hear it, I think that racism and misogyny runs so so deep in this country and that Boris won because of his attitude towards those things and not in spite of them.’
Allen retweeted a post which read: ‘Vote for your kids to die with no healthcare and less brown ppl but the joke is capitalism needs cheap foreign workers to exploit so will NEVER reduce immigration so jokes on.’
She followed this up by suggesting the integrity of the had been undermined by right-wing propaganda.
Allen wrote: ‘Unchecked targeted bespoke propaganda. We need to start taking this seriously.’
She then responded to accusations of being one-sided by saying: ‘The left don’t have the resources of the right.’
Allen also ridiculed earlier in the general election campaign for posting a video in which she appeared to be crying as a result of reading Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto.
With tears streaming down her cheeks, the singer tweeted a clip of herself struggling to contain her emotions after watching Corbyn set out his eye-wateringly expensive plans for government.
Her voice cracking, she dabbed at her eyes with immaculately manicured hands and said: ‘Guys I’ve just watched the Labour manifesto. I think it’s the best manifesto I’ve ever seen.’