12 July 2012
Lily Allen has sworn off Twitter.com for a while after she was bombarded with abuse for accusing a British Army soldier of sending her a racist message on the social networking site.
Lily contacted military bosses on Tuesday (10 July) to report Harry Wilson, who tweeted, "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s**t I mean adopted a child from Africa."
She urged officials to take action, writing, "Do you condone (these) racist comments? He needs disciplining," but was subsequently inundated with a string of abusive messages from Twitter users protesting Wilson's innocence.
When one such user suggested Wilson's message was innocent but its meaning had been lost through a lack of punctuation, Lily wrote, "It's out of my hands now, all I did was report abuse... (it's) his fault for mis-writing (sic) more like! IF that's the case, and if it is, then I'm sure his superiors will understand."
Taking to her page on today (12 July), she confirmed she will apologise to Wilson if it's proved he was not being racially offensive, but insisted he was still in the wrong for "harassing" her.
Lily wrote, "So let me get this straight it's, 'He was just harassing you, not racially harassing you.' Ah, ok then... I did read it properly which is why I was offended..."
She also added that she would be leaving the site for some time, writing, "Ok I'm leaving Twitter for a few days, hmmmm maybe hours, we'll see. The stupidity of some people on here is astounding."
Allen, who is mother to Ethel, also hinted recent rumours she's pregnant again are true, adding, "Hormones getting the better of me I think."
What do you think? Is Lily in the right or wrong on this matter?