Singer Lily Allen has deleted her Twitter account as she faced a furious backlash over her claim that Boris Johnson won the election because ‘racism and misogyny run so deep’ in the UK.
Social media users savaged the left-winger after she slammed the Tory victory this morning. One tweeted at the Labour supporter: ‘You do not speak for Britain.’
It comes after she was 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, which today resulted in the worst result for his party since 1935.
After Allen’s account vanished from Twitter today, her critics took to the platform to mock her, with one joking that she’d been ‘unseated’.
Rich Grahams wrote: ‘What an achievement for Boris! Lily Allen has closed her Twitter account. Can I vote for you again?’
Old Sparky tweeted: ‘Lily Allen deleted her Twitter. The day keeps on getting better.’ Others speculated that her account may have been suspended. The popstar posted a string of messages on social media overnight, slamming the Tories after it emerged they were heading for an election landslide.
Lily Allen attending the 2018 Mercury Music Prize in London in September last year
After the exit poll predicted Labour’s worst performance at the ballot box since the 1930s, the 34-year-old 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 Instagram this morning, she posted 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.’
She also implied their motives for swinging behind the Tories were to have ‘less brown people’ in the UK.
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 election had been undermined by right-wing propaganda.
The wrote: ‘Unchecked targeted bespoke propaganda. We need to start taking this seriously.’
Allen then responded to accusations of being one-sided by saying: ‘The left don’t have the resources of the right.’
On Instagram this morning, the pop star posted this image of a sad face emoji and claimed the reason Labour lost was because ‘racism and misogyny runs so so deep in this country’
The musician also re-tweeted a string of posts slamming the overwhelming majority of voters who did not swing cast ballots for Mr Corbyn
Lily Allen has refused to accept Labour’s imminent election implosion despite the exit poll predicting a crushing result for Jeremy Corbyn
Corbynista Allen has been campaigning for Labour during the election and today urged her fans to vote
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by staff as he arrives back at Downing Street after meeting Queen Elizabeth and accepting her invitation to form a new government today
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in Islington, North London, this morning
When one user asked Allen if she was ok – following the tirade of tweets – she snapped back: ‘Yes, I am fine, it’s not me you should be worrying about.’
She also exploded into a sweary outburst when someone suggested that a millionaire should not be lecturing voters.
Earlier today, she pleaded with her five million Twitter followers to flock to the polls for Mr Corbyn.
She wrote: ‘Please please vote Labour today. Things won’t get better under Tory rule.’
She also exploded into a sweary outburst when someone suggested that a millionaire should not be lecturing voters
Allen grabbed headlines earlier in the campaign when she posted a video of herself supposedly crying at Labour’s manifesto.
With tears streaming down her cheeks, the singer tweeted a clip of herself struggling to contain her emotions after watching Jeremy Corbyn set out his eye wateringly expensive plans for government.
It came despite many of the proposals unveiled by the hard Left leader being aimed at taking money from well-off people like herself, including large increases in tax.
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.’
The pop star, who has been singing the left-winger’s praises during the campaign, unloaded a spool of anti-Conservative tweets in the wake of Boris Johnson’s emphatic victory
Allen grabbed headlines earlier in the campaign when she posted a video of herself supposedly crying at Labour’s manifesto
Ms Allen, whose fortune has been estimated at as much as £15million, filmed the post on TikTok – a viral video-editing platform – leading most viewers to conclude that the ‘tears’ may have been faked using a filter.
But it confused many of her 5.5million followers, who were left baffled whether or not she was being sarcastic or genuinely felt so strongly about Mr Corbyn’s blueprint for Britain.
In recent years, the Grammy-winner has turned to political activism and offered her backing to the left-wing Labour leader, who today published his strategy for overhauling public services by hitting the rich hard.