Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Allen told him: “It just seems that at three different intervals in this young boy’s life, the English in particular have put you in danger.”We’ve bombed your country, put you in the hands of the Taliban and now put you in danger of risking your life to get into our country.”I apologise on behalf of my country. I’m sorry for what we have put you through.”A backlash followed, including criticism from one Twitter user who said: “The antics of that no mark @lilyallen !! Where the F does she get off apologising for the UK! Not in my name, you idiot!”In reply, the singer fired back: Allen later said she was “overcome with emotion” and said she should have said “sorry for the part my country has played”. Your grandchildren will be apologising for you and your hatrid in years to come.just like the Germans do for the Nazis. https://t.co/BaS93fDk25— lily allen (@lilyallen) October 13, 2016 Lily Allen has stoked a growing row over her refugee camp apology by telling a critic he will regret his remarks “just like the Germans do for the Nazis”.The 31-year-old singer has spent much of the last 24 hours defending herself on Twitter after “speaking for the country” while talking about the plight of refugees in Calais on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show.The row started after Allen was shown breaking down in tears while meeting a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan who has risked his life trying to board lorries bound for the UK.
Lily Allen stokes refugee camp row by telling critic he should apologise