Lily Allen checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@lilymusic) on Friday (May 23), responding to those criticizing her behavior in Cannes, where she was photographed twice topless and once partying drunk in a sheer black dress without panties, exposing her nether regions.
“I don’t really like to respond to things I read about myself in the press but, for the record I was not thrown off anybody’s yacht in Cannes,” Allen said. “Occasionally I drink wine with lunch and yes I swim topless, this in my book is not embarrassing behavior. I’m 23 years old. It’s not my fault if photographers follow me everywhere and need a story to print with their pointless pictures. I wish digital cameras hadn’t been invented. If these photographers had to pay for film it wouldn’t wouldn’t be worth their time. There is nothing professional about them. Most of them look like they wouldn’t be out of place at a BNP meeting. On the other hand digital pictures are easier to retouch, so I shouldn’t complain.”
As for snaps of her dining with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers, Allen said a rekindling of their romance wasn’t in the cards. “I went for lunch with my ex boyfriend yesterday, lunch,” she said. “I am not some failed baby making machine desperately to trying to win my man back. Sometimes I think these journalists are still living in the 50’s. No one knows anything about my relationships. Ed and I are friends, who went for lunch yesterday, that’s it.
It’s all so sexist, I wonder how many of these male journos had bought themselves a house by the time they were 23. I work very hard at what I do, yes I like a drink and yes I have my bad days, but that doesn’t mean I’m out of control. I’m perfectly capable of looking after myself thank you very much.”