DON’T BE A SILLY BILLY LILY! Singer reck­ons en­tire planet hates Bri­tain

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POP babe Lily Allen claims the en­tire world hates Bri­tain over its slave his­tory.

The 31-year-old songstress made the claims in a tweet, say­ing: “A global Bri­tain could be good but the world still hates us be­cause of SLAV­ERY.”

She was re­spond­ing yes­ter­day to Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May out­lin­ing her plans for the coun­try after Brexit.

But her com­ments caused out­rage be­cause, as many Twit­ter users pointed out, it was ac­tu­ally Bri­tain who helped stamp out the slave trade through­out the world.

One Twit­ter user said: “I think you hate us.”

David Ship­ley wrote: “The world hates Bri­tain for end­ing the slave trade? Hrm.”

And Ger­sace posted: “Silly Lily at it again! Priv­i­leged and out of touch with re­al­ity!”

David Fisher also tweeted: “She’s com­pletely mad. We were first coun­try in the world to abol­ish slav­ery.”

And an­other user added: “Read a his­tory book, or the bi­ble. Slav­ery is a his­tor­i­cal hu­man prob­lem, not a Bri­tish in­ven­tion.”

It’s not the first time the singer has caused con­tro­versy for her views.

Fans were fu­ri­ous last year when she “apol­o­gised on be­half of Bri­tain” dur­ing a trip to the mi­grant camp in Calais, France.

She also claimed on Twit­ter that the only at­tacks she had ex­pe­ri­enced were by white men.

She made the re­mark dur­ing an ex­change with ex-English De­fence League boss Tommy Robin­son on mi­gra­tion and Asian groom­ing gangs.

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