[h2] Wrecked star says ‘Let kids try ecstasy’ [/h2]
LILY ALLEN: With fag in hand on stage
FRILLY ALLEN: Undies on show
SILLY ALLEN: Dance with stripper
SINGER Lily Allen was blasted last night for telling parents to encourage their kids to try drugs.
She said potentially lethal Class A drugs like ecstasy MIGHT not harm them — so the best way to find out was to take them.
Lily said: “Parents should say, ‘Drugs might seem fun, but they do funny things to your brain. Some people react to it good, some don’t. Try it and see what you think’.”
The star—who slurped wine during a shambolic gig this weekend—said only fame stops her bingeing on ecstasy pills.
Lily, 23, admits: “If I hadn’t been famous I’d have taken loads. Wouldn’t be too wise right now.”
She adds: “I’ve never been good with cocaine or drugs like that. They make me passionately angry on everything. I steer clear of heroin or crack. Lily is set to go to number one today with her new album It’s Not Me, It’s You.
But she moans she doesn’t want to be a role model. She whines: “Mothers and sisters should be role models. Not pop stars or actresses.”
Her comments in Dutch mag Revu come just a month after she was forced to issue a statement saying she does not condone drugs, following an outburst.
Lily recently gave up booze for a while. She says: “I react bad to alcohol, but I never know when to stop. I keep drinking, because it helps me. I find it difficult to communicate with strangers.”
She wasn’t shy with strippers on stage in the Bahamas on Friday in a revealing outfit complete with fags and wine. She wrote on her Twitter page: “Worst gig ever.”
Tory MP Patrick Mercer called Lily’s drug rant “extraordinary”. Rob Broomfield, of Dad’s Against Drugs, slammed her as “immature”.
By Dan Wootton & Simon Ward, 15/02/2009