Lily Allen quits Twitter – saying site 'gives a voice to the far right'
Lily Allen has deleted her Twitter account – saying the social network has “given a voice to the far right” and helped to spread “disinformation and lies”.
The 34-year-old singer, who is a vocal Labour supporter, said such platforms are used to “win elections” and without them “we wouldn’t be here now”.
Allen shared news of her Twitter departure via a post on Instagram, following reports she had quit Twitter because she “couldn’t handle the abuse and humiliation” that followed Labour’s results.
Following the election, she posted that Boris Johnson had won the election due to “this country’s deep rooted racism and misogyny”.
Allen also accused tabloid newspapers of framing her and other celebrities who supported Labour during the election as “the losers”.
She wrote: “Make no mistake, the losers are the millions of children relying on food banks, the increasing numbers of homeless people, people on waiting lists for life-saving operations.
“Don’t let those people get forgotten about. They need our help more than ever.”
In post, Allen alluded to the “bullying and hate” she has experienced over the last 10 years.
The Smile singer, who has over a million Instagram followers, said she would like to leave that site too, but admitted “I’m just not there yet”.
Earlier this week, 74-year-old rock star Sir Rod Stewart also faced a backlash on social media after congratulating Boris Johnson for his election win.
Sir Rod made history as the oldest male solo artist to have a number one UK album, but faced criticism from fans who didn’t appreciate him sharing his political views.