Alison, who plays DI Samantha Keeble in the BBC soap’, found herself on the receiving end of jibes from the ‘212’ rapper, who had been making yet more eyebrow-raising comments about the LGBT community on her Twitter page.
On Sunday evening, Azealia came under fire for comments she made about gay men, who she has previously hit out at for using misogynistic language, despite criticising her for her use of homophobic slurs.
In an extreme post, which suggested that gay men have highjacked the LGBT cause, she wrote: “LGBT community are like the gay white KKK's. Get some pink hoods and unicorns and rally down rodeo drive.”
Azealia then surprised everyone by actually replying to the soap actress, telling her: “Botox those frown lines. Juvederm those lips. Get a tan. YIKES!”
Luckily, it didn’t appear that Alison was particularly fazed by the remarks:
And for the record. I'm 47 yrs old. I love my frown lines & my skinny lips. Most of my wrinkles are from laughing. And Botox is poison.— Alison Newman (@alisonnewman) September 27, 2015
Attempting to explain herself, Azealia told Alison that she was responding to gay men who “colloquially use bitch, cunt, slut, and hoe”, though she wasn’t having any of it.
Azealia then fired back in a lengthy string of tweets, writing:
@alisonnewman no shame on YOU. You're cowering to male pressure and forgetting that respect is a two way thing.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 27, 2015
@alisonnewman shame on you for putting the wants of MEN above your own self worth. Shame on you.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 27, 2015
@alisonnewman you can allow them to refer to you however they want. They have you to degrade. They don't need to degrade me too.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) September 27, 2015
Next week: Beverley Callard takes on Charlie Sheen.
Earlier this month, Azealia was forced to defend herself, after video footage emerged of her calling a flight attendant a “f****t”.
Although she didn’t apologise for her use of the homophobic slur, she wrote on her Twitter: “I am bisexual. my brother is trans. My employees are all gay men. Nothing else to say.”