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To think news night should stop giving so much attention to lily Allen

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brexitstolemyfuture Fri 31-Mar-17 00:16:48

You'd think she was part of the shadow cabinet the amount of times she gets mentioned. She just shock jock from a privileged background, not a politician!

Oldsu Fri 31-Mar-17 02:04:46

Oh Gawd what's the talentless mare been banging on about now

TomaytoTomahto Fri 31-Mar-17 02:13:07

Who? halo

AntiHop Fri 31-Mar-17 02:17:56

I think she's great. I admire how she challenges people on political issues.

mimishimmi Fri 31-Mar-17 02:25:08

I like her. I don't think she comes from a particularly privileged background.

mimishimmi Fri 31-Mar-17 02:26:02

And even if she did, doesn't mean someone is automatically a jerk.

brummiesue Fri 31-Mar-17 03:51:58

Doesn't come from a privileged background?? Her dad is a famous actor/director, her mum is a famous film producer and she went to a 9k a term private school hmm

cuirderussie Fri 31-Mar-17 05:40:16

Brum I was going to say that.. I know someone stonkingly rich who went to school with Lily Allen, I reckon Lily gets her weird "I was poor growing up" attitude from the fact that she probably was one of the poor ones in Bedales!

MongerTruffle Fri 31-Mar-17 05:59:44

www.google.co.uk/search?q=lily+allen&oq=lily+allen&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.1208j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=lily+allen&tbm=nws&*

If you look at a list of news articles mentioning Lily Allen, most of them are from the Daily Mail.

DevelopingDetritus Fri 31-Mar-17 06:28:15

I don't get the fascination with her either.

ForalltheSaints Fri 31-Mar-17 06:54:35

It's not just Newsnight that gives her too much attention.

KathArtic Fri 31-Mar-17 08:13:08

is she representing 'da yoof'?

Doyouwantabrew Fri 31-Mar-17 08:15:20

What pisses me off is her fake cockney accent. You are posh love.

Don't know why they ask her either.

brexitstolemyfuture Fri 31-Mar-17 09:58:18

Not privileged? She's the very definition biscuit

floraeasy Fri 31-Mar-17 10:00:29

Her dad is a famous actor/director, her mum is a famous film producer

That likely explains a lot of the airtime she is getting.

ThePiglet59 Fri 31-Mar-17 10:11:03

This thread will make her cry you know?

KC225 Fri 31-Mar-17 10:14:14

Nothing more annoying than a fool with an opinion and a platform.

I think you are right OP

user1489179512 Fri 31-Mar-17 10:16:55

She is an irritant who should be starved of the oxygen of publicity.

EdmundCleverClogs Fri 31-Mar-17 10:26:34

She just shock jock from a privileged background, not a politician!

Yes, because all politicians are born with into their roles, and most do not have privileged backgrounds. They are total opposites of Lily Allen.

I don't understand the vitriol against her. It seems that some have decided because you have money or an 'unworthy' famous career (pop star, ex-footballer, the general 'thick but well paying' jobs'), you're not allowed to have an opinion. Also don't get the 'talentless' description, do we just use this word to describe anyone we don't enjoy as an entertainer?

Nothing more annoying than a fool with an opinion and a platform

I think this should be Mumsnet Forums new tag line...

EnjoyYourVegetables Fri 31-Mar-17 10:42:20

My solution: I now pay no attention to Newsnight.

Try it op. Seriously I feel better for not watching it.

2014newme Fri 31-Mar-17 10:44:14

It's the fake accent that riles.
We know the family they are wealthy and she had a rather gilded upbringing.

mimishimmi Fri 31-Mar-17 10:56:49

Ah, because minor (relatively) film directors and musician/comedians make soooo much money don't they.If that's the 'very definition' of privilege, you don't know any arms dealers, merchant bankers, big businessmen/landowners obviously. She would have been going to school with their kids - although I don't see hoe attending 13 schools by the age of 15 would have led to lasting friendships. Maybe they do speak with a Cockney accent at home... why should she adopt a plummy one because of her schooling (which she was kicked out of)?

CalonGoch Fri 31-Mar-17 11:04:31

The DM has been hinting for a long time that there's a fair amount of domestic chaos going on behind the scenes, and is probably circling in the hope that there'll be a collapse they can leap on. In the meantime, the readership-baiting comments about Brexit/immigration do their job for them.

brexitstolemyfuture Fri 31-Mar-17 13:47:36

Did you mean to post that here? Domestic chaos?

She attended some of the most expensive schools in the country and i don't think you can call Harry enfeild a minor comedian, he was huge at the time.

TheHiphopopotamus Fri 31-Mar-17 14:02:54

Ah, because minor (relatively) film directors and musician/comedians make soooo much money don't they.If that's the 'very definition' of privilege

Yes, Lily Allen was plucked from the peasants in the Workhouse on account of her massive talent and great political savvy.

Aside from that, I'm not sure why being famous gives you any greater insight into politics than the average person on the street.

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