Lily Allen Calls Her Contemporaries 'Botoxed Celebrity Idiots'
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.30.2013
Calling it as she sees it...
In an interview with Esquire (via NME), Lily Allen said her fellow pop stars are "botoxed celebrity idiots". She said she was disappointed that her fellow stars are not as exciting as the ones she grew up with, adding that life as a celebrity makes her feel like a "little bullied girl at school". She said being unhappy with the music industry led to her temporary retirement in 2010.
She said: "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. So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile fucking Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation. 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. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people. I'd had enough of people constantly hacking at me and I think once you're exhausted physically and mentally, it does get you down. It can feel pretty shit when you walk into a room full of people and you can feel the eyes looking at you and people laughing."