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Lily Allen slammed for 'glamourising' drug use

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Allen has been slammed for "glamourising drug use" after the shared photographs of herself being carried out of an awards ceremony.

Allen, 33, told her that she had accidentally taken the drug ketamine at the Glamour Awards in 2008 after someone asked users for the "best reason you've been kicked out of an event, building or group", reports mirror.co.uk.

The wrote: "Someone gave me a line of what I assumed to be cocaine at the Glamour Awards once, but it turned out to be ketamine. I was thrown out (passed over some railings) of the Glamour Awards for being in a k hole."

Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic which can cause a loss of feeling in the body, paralysis of the muscles and it can distort reality for users.

She added: "Obviously I couldn't talk or direct the So my instructed the occupant of the car behind to 'follow that cab'. I believe the occupant was chattyman, I have no idea what happened next."

Comedian Alan Carr then wrote back: "I followed in the car behind with her brother Alfie - but we somehow got there before her but then she was put straight to bed and I remember helping myself to a vodka and chatting with Alfie and most of the night."

She also retweeted images of herself slumped over as she was carried out by two security guards and put into the back of a car.

But some of her shocked followers criticised her for "glamourising" drug use by sharing the story.

One follower responded: "Is this really something to glamourise/be proud of?" Allen fired back: "Probably not, did you have a point?"

"There are people responding to this with phrases like 'goals' and 'hilarious'... My point is that could have a damaging affect and glamorising drug taking (and misuse) could be dangerous. Something for you to maybe consider."

Another wrote: "What a brilliant role model you are! I certainly wouldn't want any child of mine to look up to you or be inspired by you. Is there a new book to promote."

Another user responded: "And you're glamourising and normalising drug use. Your children must be so proud."

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:00 IST
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