Remember the increasingly growing group out there who thinks grammar doesn’t matter? Just ask Lily Allen and a British army man named Harry Wilson.
Lily Allen announced that she’s temporarily quitting twitter over the controversy surrounding a tweet sent by an alleged member of the British army. Lily reported a man named Harry Wilson – who claimed to be a serving soldier, at least in his profile – to the Ministry of Defense after he sent her a racist message on Twitter.
He wrote, “All the best with your new family just seen you bought s**t I mean adopted a child from Africa.”
Terrible because of the racism, and really weird considering that Lily did not adopted child from Africa. The confusion aside, a large number of twitter users fired back at Lily, claiming that the racism allegations really depended on whether a comma was intended before or after the word “s**t”.
Lily fired back, tweeting: “So let me get this straight it’s ‘he was just harassing you, not racially harassing you’. Ah, ok then.”
Lily also threatened to go on hiatus for awhile: “Ok I’m leaving twitter for a few days, hmmmm maybe hours, we’ll see. The stupidity of some people on here is astounding.”
Following the drama, 20-year-old Harry Wilson was reportedly summoned to Edinburgh headquarters to explain his actions! He was quick to apologize to Lily, prompting the singer to post online: “I have just received some flowers and a hand written apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept. I hope we can all now move on. Thank you.”
Lesson learned? Flowers and hand-written notes always work! And be careful what you tweet.