Lily Allen reports soldier over tweet

2012-07-11 16:24
Los Angeles - Lily Allen has reported a British soldier over a racially abusive tweet.

The Not Fair singer took offence to a comment made by 20-year-old Harry Wilson, whose profile on the social networking website indicated he was a member of the British Army, and the Ministry of Defence is now investigating the remarks.

@harrywil2010 tweeted Lily earlier on Tuesday saying: "just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa" (sic).

The furious 25-year-old star - who is believed to be expecting her second child with husband Sam Cooper - asked her fans for advice, posting:

"How do you report someone on here. That guy I retweeted should be banned".

She then took matters into her own hands and wrote: "@BritishArmy do you condone @harrywil2010 racist comments? his profile says he is in the British Army. He needs disciplining."

We'll investigate

The British Army replied: "Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Lily. We do not condone racism. We'll investigate."

Lily was pleased with the promise of an investigation.

She wrote: "@fieldproducer @britisharmy @defencehq thank you for responding, I trust you will deal with the matter adequately. (sic)"

An army spokesperson later said: "Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination."

Harry claimed his comments were intended as a joke and "harmless fun" before his Twitter account was removed.