Lily Allen is mocked after moaning that she'll be homeless at Christmas because tenants are refusing to leave her luxury flat - as she is branded a 'hypocrite' for going back on pledge to take in refugees
- Singer moaned on Twitter that she could not move back to her London-based flat
- She said her tenants would not move out and are claiming 'diplomatic immunity'
- She incurred the wrath of fans and once said she was a 'champagne socialist'
In the tweet Ms Allen, pictured, wrote that she was unable to move back to her London flat because her tenants are claiming diplomatic immunity?
Lily Allen has sparked a furious Twitter backlash after claiming she is unable to move back to the?London?flat she owns because her tenants are claiming 'diplomatic immunity'.
The row has seen the singer accused of 'profiteering' by renting out the property to wealthy foreigners instead of taking in refugees as she had previously pledged.
In the now-deleted tweet, Ms Allen wrote: '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?'
Her plea comes after the mother-of-two – the daughter of actor Keith Allen and sister to Game of Thones star Alfie Allen – sold her ￡4.2million Cotswolds mansion last year after she was hit by a hefty tax bill.
Miss Allen’s tweet sparked a flurry of angry responses from fans, with many branding her a ‘champagne socialist’. Others started using the sarcastic hashtag ‘PrayForLily’ to poke fun at the star.
Twitter user Paul Watson commented: ‘Why do you have paying tenants in your flat, Lily, when you could be housing Syrian refugees?’ Eleanor Black wrote: ‘Welcome to the real world. One major difference, you’ve plenty money – go buy another house.’
Another user said: ‘Just sing outside their front door, that’ll get them shifted in under an hour.’
And in a sarcastic reference to the Live Aid fundraising concert, one commenter said: ‘Bit of a crazy request, but has anyone got Bob Geldof’s number?
‘I think we need to organise a concert to buy Lily Allen a ￡4million property this Christmas. She’s homeless and in need.’
The singer later tweeted and then deleted that 'private equity managers, tax experts and hedge funders been looking' at her situation.?
But her message - which had now been deleted - risked incurring the wrath of the 32-year-old's fans and followers
The tweet sparked fury with the 32-year-old branded a 'champagne socialist' by her followers
Last year the 32-year-old came under fire when she apologised to Calais migrants on Britain’s behalf – before insisting she would ‘100 per cent’ take in a refugee herself.
She became emotional while meeting with a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan who had risked his life trying to board UK-bound lorries.
The teenager, who said his father lives in Birmingham, had been camped at the since-demolished camp for two months.
The clip was aired on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, and prompted some viewers to claim her ‘crocodile tears’ and apology were ‘ridiculous’.
She later tweeted and then deleted that 'private equity managers, tax experts and hedge funders been looking' at her situation
Asked by the presenter if she would take in an unaccompanied child, she replied: ‘100 per cent. Who wouldn’t?’
She added: ‘These children are being displaced – [if] there’s room for people in my house, I’m going to take them in. I think anyone would.’
Critics also accused her of trying to boost her flagging career, with a former British commander who served in Afghanistan saying: ‘She clearly does not have any understanding of the situation’.
Miss Allen later hit back by insisting she was only saying sorry to a ‘helpless child for the part this country has played in contributing to his dire situation’.
The singer, who will be spending Christmas with her daughters Marnie and Ethel, was educated at fee paying schools including Hill House in Knightsbridge, which counts Prince Charles among its alumni.?
Miss Allen married builder Sam Cooper, the father of her children, in 2011 but they went their separate ways in 2015.
She has since been linked to grime DJ Daniel London, with the couple being pictured around London and on holiday in Ibiza together.
Under the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964, diplomats are entitled to immunity from the civil and administrative jurisdiction of the British courts, except in certain circumstances.
As such, David Fleming of property legal specialists William Heath & Co, has previously explained he would always advise a client to be ‘very wary’ of letting a property to a diplomat.
It is unclear where Miss Allen has been staying while renting out her flat. Last night there was no one at her Notting Hill flat available for comment.
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