As a member of Generation Rent who has put enough money in landlord’s pockets to cover a deposit and then some, my heart bleeds today for generally good egg Lily Allen.
Turns out folks on Twitter have taken equally unkindly to the news that Lily will be left homeless this Christmas after tweeting and then deleting about how her tenants have refused to move out of her fancy London flat.
I guess we should all start forming an orderly queue to get her to come and spend Christmas with us, now that she’s hit a festive housing nightmare which pales in comparison to the actual housing crisis that is affecting people across the country.
Lily tweeted this morning:
Meant to be moving back into my flat this week, but my tenants just dropped that they can’t find anywhere to go up to their standards. Then they said they’re diplomats and have diplomatic immunity and there’s nothing I can do about it. So , who fancies a family of 3 for Xmas ?
Way to rock those 140 extra characters we’ve got on Twitter!
I swear your dad has a mansion? And what about your fella? I mean let’s be real you ain’t gonna be homeless unlike the majority whom are one payday away from being made homeless. So please don’t kick people in the teeth.
— Aspire to Inspire (@Jack_07_Daniel) December 4, 2017
Fans and non-fans alike put their characters to use to pour scorn and sarcasm on the pop star whose actor dad Keith lives in a mansion.
The Sun took great pleasure in sticking it to Lily Allen for her double standards, after she stuck her head out of the parapet and apologised to migrants in Calais for Britain’s behaviour towards them last year, what with celebrities not being allowed to have humanitarian beliefs.
But the irony is strong in this one, so let’s enjoy some of Twitter’s best reactions:
Has to be the most ironic situation ever posted on Twitter.
— John (@Airportus) December 4, 2017
Thought she'd given up her home to refugees and they were actually diplomats! I'm always making that mistake!
— HexEd (@HexEd1967) December 4, 2017
The Nan You’re A Window Shopper singer had been living in a Gloucestershire mansion with her estranged husband Sam Cooper and daughters Ethel and Marnie – however it’s believed the house has been put up for sale after Lily had a rough couple of years and ran into a rather hefty tax bill.
Lily has since responded to the outcry on Twitter:
No, actually a journalist turned up at the property and started harassing the tenants.
No, actually a journalist turned up at the property and started harassing the tenants. https://t.co/eXJfkWlcpt
— Lil Yellin (@lilyallen) December 4, 2017
Shall we all have a whip-round? #prayforlily
Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.