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Lily Allen’s Trump protest backfires

Last week, Lily Allen became the subject of much mockery online after she claimed to have discovered the flaw in Theresa May’s plan for a global Britain. The pop singer said Brexit was unlikely to be a success as the ‘world still hates us’ because of… slavery.

While Allen has refrained from offering any further Brexit analysis this week, she has managed to upset those she claims to be on the side of. The singer has recorded an anti-Trump song — which the website Gay Times shared online. Pleased by the publicity, Allen declared that this must mean ‘f–s hate Trump’.

Alas her choice of word to describe gay men has gone down like a cup of cold sick with her fans. So, given that the Republican administration has been criticised over its attitude to the LGBT community, is Allen now becoming the very thing she claims to despise?

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