Lily Allen sparks outrage as she claims ‘I’ve only ever been sexually assaulted by white men’ in heated Twitter row with ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson
- University students outraged at left-wing liberal elite hypocrisy and race rant
- Singer made comment as she responded to questions from Robinson, 34
- Ex EDL chief asked her if she had ever met victims of Muslim grooming gangs
- Lily replied she was ‘biased’ because she’d only been attacked by ‘white men’
- Last year, she ‘apologised on behalf’ of Britain during trip to Calais Jungle Camp
British university students have been left shocked and outraged after learning that the so called example of equality and moral righteousness Lily Allen has claimed she has ‘only ever been sexually assaulted by white males’ during a heated debate with ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson.
The singer – who caused controversy last year when she ‘apologised on behalf’ of Britain during a trip to the migrant camp in Calais – claimed on Twitter that the only attacks she had experienced were by (white men).
The remark has been pointed as being highly irresponsible for somebody in Lily Allen’s position of influence upon followers and the younger generation in particular.
It has caused great concern amongst some students that this sort of rhetoric could encourage division and the singling out of white males.
The 31-year-old who had previously said that she would welcome refugee children into her home (but we are yet to confirm whether she has yet carried out this pledge) made the remark concerning white males during an exchange with Robinson on migration and Asian grooming gangs.
Robinson, 34 – whose real name is Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon – asked her: ‘Have you ever met or spoke to a victim of the Muslim grooming gangs, you don’t need to go Calais to hear horror stories.’
The row began when the singer questioned whether the man who killed 39 people in a Turkish nightclub was a ‘migrant’.
Robinson – who now leads anti-Islamic group Pegida UK after setting up the English Defence League in 2009 – quickly replied and dubbed the singer a ‘f****** idiot’, before adding that she was ‘virtue signalling’.
Lily and Robinson then continued to spar, with Robinson claiming he lived in a ‘safe house because of Islam’.
He then asked Lily if she had ever met or spoken to the victims of Muslim grooming gangs, adding: ‘You don’t need to go Calais to hear horror stories.’
The singer then replied: ‘I’ve only ever been sexually assaulted by white males so I feel slightly biased.’
Twitter users were quick to criticise Lily for her comments. Graham Dickens wrote: ‘If your trying to educate people that a race isn’t at fault for everything why would you do that by blaming another race?’
Lily responded that she was ‘trying to point out that sexual deviants and murderers operate within every culture’.
She later added: ‘People need to realise the reality of how white males and their attitudes towards our laws continue to threaten our values and communities.’
Last year, Lily was reduced to tears during a BBC interview with 13-year-old Shamsher Sherin, who has since arrived in Britain from The Jungle migrant camp.
The singer had filmed the segment during a visit to the Jungle for the Victoria Derbyshire show.
She said: ‘It just seems that at three different intervals in this young boy’s life, the English in particular have put you in danger.’
She later went further by comparing British foreign policy to the evils of ISIS, writing on Twitter: ‘Isis kill innocent people by the way, they cause horrific pain and destruction across the world, so do we. I’m sorry for that.’
Her comments sparked a barrage of criticism, but Allen said she felt ’empowered’ by the strong feelings her thoughts provoked.
Shamsher arrived at an immigration centre in Croydon, south London, along with a number of other child refugees from the Calais Jungle migrant camp on October 19.
Shamsher left Afghanistan in around February last year before beginning a gruelling six-month trek halfway across the globe.
He walked most of the journey, but he also used about £5,400 to take buses, motorbikes and cars as he travelled through Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Italy before finally arriving in France at the end of the summer.
The row saw both contempt and support of Allen’s statement with some accusing her of outright racism.
Journalist Rita Panahi, who works in Australia, became involved in the row telling the singer it was “mirror time”.
Ms Allen accused her of being “owned” by her employers before Ms Panahi, retorted with a stinging Tweet about Ms Allen in Calais.
She wrote: “PS well done on dismissing the lived experience of a migrant who escaped an Islamist county, you diabolically dumb a***clown.
“Sorry I’m not a compliant little migrant pet for your Regressive Left agenda. Ain’t gonna happen.”