Lily Allen Dedicates F*** You Performance To Liam Neeson After Independent Interview Backlash

The song is usually dedicated to Donald Trump, but Lily made a special exception.

Lily Allen dedicated a rendition of her song Fuck You to Liam Neeson at her show in Sydney last night.

Fuck You – which decries various forms of bigotry, and was originally written about the George Bush administration – has become a staple of Lily’s live shows, and has been performed in recent years in honour of Theresa May and Donald Trump.

However, she made a special dedication for her concert in Sydney, telling fans in the audience: “Normally, I dedicate this song to Donald Trump, but tonight I’m dedicating it to Liam Neeson.”

Lily Allen
Lily Allen
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Prior to the gig, Lily wrote on her Instagram Story that she “didn’t even believe” the Taken actor’s claims, noting: “I don’t know a woman who hasn’t been harassed and I have NEVER heard of an instance where a man has actually gone out to defend her honour. It just doesn’t happen.”

Liam made headlines earlier this week when – after being asked about the ideas of revenge portrayed in his latest film – he shared an alarming story about having walked the streets almost 40 years looking for a black man to “kill”, after his friend revealed to him that she’d been sexually assaulted.

After facing a huge backlash, he clarified his comments in a live interview on Good Morning America, insisting he is “not racist” and recalling: “It really shocked me, this primal urge I had. It shocked me and it hurt me.

“I did seek help, I went to a priest, and I made my confession. And believe it or not, power-walking two hours every day [helped] to get rid of this.”

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

He also maintained he’d “definitely” have had the same reaction were the rapist not black, claiming: “If she’d have said an Irishman or a Scot or a Brit or a Lithuanian, I know it’d have had the same effect. I was trying to show honour and stand up for my dear friend in this terrible medieval fashion.”

Following the backlash, it was revealed that a red carpet premiere for Liam’s new film had been pulled just hours before it was due to go ahead.


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