Lily Allen calls out 'c***' who interrupted Grenfell silence during Isle of Wight festival

Pop star's performance took place two years to the day since the disaster that claimed 72 lives

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Saturday 15 June 2019 12:49 BST
Lily Allen calls out 'c***' who interrupted Grenfell silence during Isle of Wight festival

Lily Allen branded one Isle of Wight festival-goer a “c***” after they apparently talked through the minute’s silence intended to honour victims of the Grenfell tragedy.

The pop singer was performing at the festival on Friday 14 June, two years to day since the fire that took 72 lives.

Following the minute’s silence she announced: “Whoever was shouting out through that, you’re a c***,” before dedicating her song “The Fear” to those who had interrupted.

Elsewhere in the UK, Grenfell was marked by huge marches in London to remember the victims of the fire and to prove it would not be "swept under the carpet".

A multi-faith vigil was held at the foot of the charred tower, which for the past year has been draped in white sheets emblazoned with a green heart and the words “Grenfell forever in our hearts”.

Karim Mussilhy, 33, whose uncle died in the fire, said: “Our plan is to come together with the rest of the community and be with each other, share some tears with each other, smiles with each other, and put our arms around each other and remember our loved ones and pay our respects.

“We also want to be a presence to everyone else, show them that we are still here and we are still standing strong together, dignified, respectful, we aren’t going to go away, we’re not going to fade away and we’re not going to let others forget our loved ones and for us to be swept under the carpet.”

Allen was among the acts to perform on the first day of Isle of Wight, which was headlined by Noel Gallagher.

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