British singer Lily Allen has blogged about recent reports and photographs that have appeared in the tabloids, stating that she is "not out of control" and that she believes swimming with no top on is "not embarrasing behaviour".
Reports had circulated in the press that the 23-year-old singer had been thrown off a yacht in Cannes, and had rekindled her relationship with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons from The Chemical Brothers.
Allen addressed the recent reports and rumors on her official website:
"I don’t really like to respond to things I read about my self in the press but, for the record I was not thrown off anybodys yacht in Cannes, occasionally I drink wine with lunch and yes I swim topless, this in my book is not embarrasing behaviour I’m 23 years old it’s not my fault if photographers follow me everywhere and need a story to print with their pointless pictures. I wish digital cameras hadn’t been invented, if these photographers had to pay for film it wouldn’t wouldn’t be worth their time, there is nothing proffesional about them, most of them look like they wouldn’t be out of place at a BNP meeting. On the other hand digital pictures are easier to retouch, so I shouln’t complain.
I went for lunch with my ex boyfriend yesterday, lunch. I am not some failed baby making machine desperately to trying to win my man back. Sometimes I think these journalists are still living in the 50′s. No one knows anything about my relationships. Ed and I are friends, who went for lunch yesterday, thats it.
It’s all so sexist, I wonder how many of these male journos, had bought themselves a house by the time they were 23. I work very hard at what I do, yes I like a drink and yes I have my bad days, but that doesn’t mean I’m out of control. I’m perfectly capable of looking after my self thank you very much."
Read the rest of Allen’s blog here.
Photo courtesy of Universal.