The star has come under fire from Twitter users for showing her black female backing dancers in a negative light, especially during the mock-Twerking scenes.
Critics claim Lily is 'implying' that only white women can fight for (and hence deserve) the benefits of the feminist movement through the use of provocative black dancers. Check out this blogger's explanation of the issue here.
Take a look at what people are saying...
Just seen that new Lily Allen video. Sweet mother of Christ. Couldn't even finish watching it. It's actually just straight racist.— Bangs and a Bun (@BangsandaBun) November 13, 2013
Guys don't panic about Lily Allen - it's not racist if you do it in the name of feminism!— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) November 13, 2013
lily allen: "see this horrible misogynist, racist thing i'm doing to these women? don't do it to me, OK?"— lauren brown (@sheseesred) November 12, 2013
Instead of taking all this negativity on the chin (when has Lily Allen ever done that?!), the singer-songwriter hit back with a stonking Twitter message stating, "If anyone thinks that after asking the girls to audition, I was going to send any of them away because of the colour of their skin, they're wrong."
Privilege,Superiority and Misconceptions 1. If anyone thinks for a second that I requested specific (cont) http://t.co/TM7mE6RjGy— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) November 13, 2013
You can read Lily's full response to her critics, here.
And Lily's not the only one who thinks the accusations are unfounded. Just take a peek at these, errrr, passionate Tweets of supoport from fans...
"oh she has black dancers twerking thats racist"— venus (@popzouis) November 14, 2013
"oh she has only white women dancing, thats racist"
EVERYTHING IS RACIST WE ARE ALL RACIST
So Lily Allen is being branded racist cos she used all black dancers in her Vid? How many complain when artists use all white dancers?— #Яebel (@JameliaTweeties) November 14, 2013
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