Pop Star Lily Allen who in her childhood used to visit her friends in the now burned down Grenfell Tower and played there has spoken out against the Government and Media response towards the catastrophe that saw the 24 hour storey block completely burned and destroyed.
She says the Government and Media immediately downplayed the numbers of fatalities in the aftermath of the catastrophe.
“I have never in my entire life seen an event like this where the death count has been downplayed by the mainstream media,” she said.
“Seventeen? I’m sorry but I’m hearing from the people that the figure is much closer to 150, and that many of those are children. Those are the off the record numbers I’ve been given by Policemen and firemen at the scene.”
The Government fiures provided were considerably low starting from six fatalities, then after a day to 12 fatalities, then 17 fatalities and currently (16th June 2017) at 30 fatalities.
Lily Allen immediately faced the wrath of the authorities and the Media establishment as her appearance on BBC Newnight was cancelled following her comments.
The BBC will replace her with someone from Kensington Council who is “more qualified” to speak on the Grenfell Tower incident.