Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Lily accepts Twitter row apology

Lily Allen said everyone should 'move on' after her online spat

Lily Allen has accepted an apology and said everyone should "move on" after her latest online spat saw a serving soldier accused of sending her a racist message.

Sniper Lance Corporal Harry Wilson, of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, posted on social networking site Twitter: "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa #hero."

The singer, who previously suffered two miscarriages, then sent a tweet to the Army, saying: "Do you condone @harrywil2010 racist comments? His profile says he is in the British Army. he needs disciplining."

L/Cpl Wilson's page was removed from Twitter and the Army began an investigation, but his family said the message had been "taken the wrong way", claiming there was a comma missing.

His aunt Shirley Allison told the Scottish Sun: "There is not a racist bone in his body. No way was it meant in a racist way."

But Lily, who is a regular tweeter under her married name @lilyrosecooper, has now told fans: "I have just received some flowers and a handwritten apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept. I hope we can all now move on. Thank you."

The Smile singer is no stranger to Twitter rows.

Last year she used the micro-blogging site to snub Piers Morgan's offer to appear on his Life Stories series and she has also clashed online with Cheryl Cole.

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