Lily Allen feels online support from fans after emotional blog entry

Filed as News on May 15, 2007 9:26 am

The British singer Lily Allen felt the love and concern of her fan base after she wrote an emotional post on her official MySpace blog (warning: it’s bright!)

An outspoken advocate of individuality and self-belief, her uncharacteristic post read:

“I used to pride myself on being strong minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look. I felt like it didn’t matter if I was a bit chubby cause, I’m not a model, I’m a singer. I’m afraid I am not strong and have fallen victim to the evil machine. I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle, I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery, and laser liposuction.”

Her fans rallied around to post “positive body image” comments, prompting Allen to follow up with:

“I’m sorry if I worried anyone with the blog I wrote yesterday. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, I’ve been reading all your comments and they have made me realize there is more to life than being thin! So thank you. I think I was just having a hard time last week.”

While it’s easy to be cynical about whether celebrity bloggers really do write their own material, it’s difficult to imagine the headstrong Allen getting her PR company involved. In any case, it’s an interesting reversal of the norm, where fans hang on the words of their idols. In this case, Lily may well have been boosted by reading the words of her fans.

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  1. By Dave posted on May 15, 2007 at 2:13 pm
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    Well Lily Allen is pretty cool. It obvious when she’s getting interviewed that she’s really being pushed on many different levels by various parts of the music industry. I saw an interview with her on cbc tv in Canada and she seemed pretty worn down.

    Her fans like her not just because of her music but mostly because she really does not act like an over the top music star. She’s just getting crushed by the music industry. I hope she stays strong because she could end up kicking some music industry butt if she survives a few more years in the industry.

  2. Lily Allen may blog less because of tabloid attention : The Blog HeraldJune 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm