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Lily Allen Called Racist For Her New Video! See Her Angry Response HERE!

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Lily Allen jumped right back into the pop world with her brand new video, and landed right in the middle of some hot water!

Hard Out Here aims to satirize sexual objectification in pop music, but some critics are saying Lily didn't just miss the mark! They're outright calling her racist!


Apparently the offended parties believe Lily's video, which features six black backup dancers showing off their best Miley Cyrus twerking moves, is somehow praising Lily's white body and denigrating theirs!

Well, Lily herself has something to say on the matter- quite a lot actually! She writes:

"Privilege, Superiority and Misconceptions

1. If anyone thinks for a second that I requested specific ethnicities for the video, they’re wrong.

2. If anyone thinks that after asking the girls to audition, I was going to send any of them away because of the colour of their skin, they’re wrong.

3. The message is clear. Whilst I don’t want to offend anyone. I do strive to provoke thought and conversation. The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all.

4. If I could dance like the ladies can, it would have been my arse on your screens; I actually rehearsed for two weeks trying to perfect my twerk, but failed miserably. If I was a little braver, I would have been wearing a bikini too, but I do not and I have chronic cellulite, which nobody wants to see. What I’m trying to say is that me being covered up has nothing to do with me wanting to disassociate myself from the girls, it has more to do with my own insecurities and I just wanted to feel as comfortable as possible on the shoot day.

5. I’m not going to apologise because I think that would imply that I’m guilty of something, but I promise you this, in no way do I feel superior to anyone, except paedophiles, rapists murderers etc., and I would not only be surprised but deeply saddened if I thought anyone came away from that video feeling taken advantage of,or compromised in any way.

6. Ask the ladies yourselves @shalaeuroasia @monique_Lawz @ceodancers @TempleArtist @SelizaShowtime @melycrisp"

Well, that's pretty hard to argue with! It at least seems clear that Lily's intentions were good.

Geez, race didn't even occur to us while we watched! We were focused too much on the sassy feminism and catchy beat!

What do U think?

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14 comments to “Lily Allen Called Racist For Her New Video! See Her Angry Response HERE!”

  1. 1

    I thought it was a really good satire on the crap people are putting out these days. I saw no racism.

  2. Calvin says – reply to this


    I bet you it were Americans bringing up the race card

  3. karen says – reply to this


    Good for her. I'm so sick of people being forced to apologize for things they didn't do just because others pretend to be offended.

  4. Liz says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – Not offensive at all but you just need to shut up and go away.

  5. 5

    i didn't even notice race either and i watched this video for the first time after reading this. i mean no one cries racism when it's a bunch of white back up dancers. so why is it racist if it's a bunch of black back up dancers. and allen sure was shaking what her mama gave her and dancing like these other ladies were. not as well but i mean she doesn't seem the type to be able to. constantly throwing around the race card when it doesn't apply makes all the sincere times where it does apply seem fake. people need to stop.

  6. 6

    Of course people want to bring ethnicity into it, which conveniently clouds her intended message of how ridiculously over-sexed female pop stars have become. I don't think anyone, especially not Lily, is trying to make a "racial" statement, nor is she unwilling to admit that women of color are still against more innate opposition than caucasian women. Go Lily! Rashida Jones was unfortunately bullied into retracting her statements about this generations pop sensations, but I'm glad someone had the balls to go the extra mile.

  7. Rikki says – reply to this


    @ The Truthinator-Thanks for being ridiculous as you made your point…I'm a so called "Darky" and don't believe she was racist, at all. I do believe that statements like this provoke ignorant people such as yourself to say uneducated/bias comments, that don't help anyone… You are just as part of the problem as those that deem this video racist… You all have to realize that people like to perpetuate these stories for gossip and such…I doubt many really believe this is racist… and who actually knows if it was a person of color that started this whole thing… the lady that sued Paula Dean was White, go figure… I thought to myself, why waste my time replying to an obvious idiot, that likes to spend one's time fueling ignorance with stupidity…but I had 3 minutes to spare-please don't respond back…I really rather not waste anymore of my time…

  8. 8

    Re: Rikki – Whole-heartedly agree

  9. shanghai says – reply to this


    Think its great and I love Lily Allen. That said those girls are amazing dancers and I always thought Miley just did not have the talent or the attributes needed to twerk!!

  10. megan says – reply to this


    People that get butt hurt about race are the rest racists in my opinion. I could tell immediately that she was covered up because she probably isn't comfortable in a bikini. Those dancers have amazing bodies. If anything she's glorifying being comfortable in your own skin.

  11. megan says – reply to this


    Plus I am so happy that she isn't stick thin after having kids! SHE IS REAL

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    That accusation is such a stretch that I can't see it.

  13. yourallfuckingracist says – reply to this


    wow… a bunch of white people defending racism. Who knew?

    If anyone wants to read an article which actually address racism in the video or see some solid arguments, click this :

  14. yourallfuckingracist says – reply to this


    so your not allowed to put links on… who knew?