Lily Allen, who has previously published emotional blog entries, has spoken out on her blog about her contempt for the British tabloid press, and at how obsessed they are with her blog.
She writes (I’ve tidied and censored it a little):
“The thing is, i’m not going to write here so often now. This used to be one of my favourite things to do. I could come on here and vent how i feel honestly and get feedback from you guys. But the tabloid f***s have ruined it. Everything i write here gets twisted and rewritten buy a bunch of lazy f***s who haven’t got anything better to write about. And the truth is I don’t want to be in their f***ing stupid magazines and daily f*** rags. In fact I hate it, i don’t want to be a celebrity, I am a singer, I write songs, that’s it. I don’t sleep and take drugs with famous people (I have a boyfriend I’ve been with for nearly 3 years), I don’t go to film premieres. I don’t go shopping in the paparazzi hotspots, so please leave me alone. Write about something interesting, and that actually needs to be talked about.
The trouble is, as a singer, Lily is a celebrity. And a large proportion of both tabloid journalists and bloggers love both celebrities, and tantrums.
I suppose it could be an elaborate PR stunt – but somehow I don’t think so.
It may just be misguided. If Allen really doesn’t want so much attention focused on her blog, she shouldn’t really blog about it.
It tends to go with the territory.
(Via Shiny Shiny)