While Lily Allen's Band Aid comments are valid, she's insulted BFF's Harry Styles, Chris Martin and more in the process
‘Delete the track and download it again’ a desperate Sir Bob Geldof unexpectedly pleaded to the public on The X Factor last night.
Despite raising over £1 million in the first five minutes and becoming the fasting selling single of the year, shifting 312,000 copies in its first week, it seems Sir Bob is far from happy with the result so far.
And we doubt this will change once he reads Lily Allen‘s shocking comments about why she decided to snub the track and all involved.
‘There’s something smug about it. I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in with a bunch of people like that,’ Lily explained to The Mail on Sunday.
‘It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club.’
While donating in private is effective, should Lily have remained silent on the issue rather than slamming the ‘smug’ stars that stood up to make the change with Sir Bob? Considering well, half of them are her mates!
Guess that’s Lily scrapped off a few Christmas card lists this year.
Then there’s Nick Grimshaw and Pixie Geldof, two of Lily‘s long term BFF’s who have publicly shown their support for the track.
Lily however isn’t the first star to speak out or cause controversy around Band Aid 30.
When Adele was a no show at the studio, Sir Bob wasted no time in charity shaming the songstress who he reportedly made 100 unanswered phone calls to prior to the recording.
Although confirmed on the line-up, rapper Fuse ODG also refused to take part after spotting the last minute change of lyrics.
‘I felt it wasn’t in line with the new African movement, it’s quite detrimental to the continent,’ Fuse explained.
Even after lending her vocals, Emeli Sande has since spoke out and apologised for any offence the track may have caused.
Should the celebs have opted for a more modern way to raise awareness and lay the tired track to rest? Let us know your thoughts!