Lily Allen: Showbiz Full of “Sterile F*cking Botoxed Idiots” Who “Stink of Desperation”

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By Daniel Gates

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Lily Allen may be making music again, but she is still taking aim at what she sees as a shallow, toxic showbiz industry. Speaking with Esquire UK, the performer explains, “I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real.”

“So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f**king botoxed idiots that stank of desperation,” says Allen. She’s quoted as telling the magazine, “I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn’t able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.”

“There’s a way that those people survive, and it’s not by being nice,” continues Allen. “The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracize other people.” The singer goes on to say, “It’s hard for me because I will eternally feel like that little bullied girl at school, because that’s what I was.” Allen reflects on her hiatus from music, explaining that she was “at the end of my tether” due to “people constantly hacking at me.”

Now that she’s back, the performer has a new approach. “I feel very lucky. I couldn’t ask for much more really. And actually I’m not really asking for much more,” Allen tells Esquire. She adds, “I’m not trying to take over the world here. I don’t want to be Rihanna. I want to sell some records, sell some tickets to my shows and live my life.”

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