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UK popstress Lily Allen will tweet no more after turning her back on Twitter and Facebook and ditching her PC, MacBook and BlackBerry, according to shocked UK news outlets. The chanteuse's last posting to Twitter was on 28 September, when she declared: "I am a neo-luddite, goodbye." Since then, she's reportedly offloaded all …


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  1. Mark Talbot


    So we don't have to listen to the boring drivel that comes out of her speaking orifice .

  2. NoOnions

    ...and all at once...

    ...the world is a slightly better place.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Is the talentless bint getting binned too?

    I hope it means less publicity for her.

  4. Budley.Sama


    Now if she just stops making comments to TV stations, news papers and celeb mags i will be the happiest person alive.

    Welcome mat because there's a party at my house and everyone that doesn't like Lilly Allen is invited!

  5. J-Wick
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    I know most of you lot wouldn't...

    ... but I still would.

  6. Jason Croghan

    Did anyone else notice the tumbleweed?

    F*** her, the world moves on.

  7. JasonW

    So that backfired on him then

    He should have just dumped her, give her something to twitter about.

  8. Anonymous Coward


    LOL she wants to blame the boyfriend for her absence from the web rather than take responsability for her blabbing about her earlyer piracy practices and holding her hands up.

    she couldnt be bothered to even actually research the different copywrite points of view or hold a reasoned argument against her new found yet faulty PR copywrite evandalism...

    "Yesterday it was revealed that, despite her calls for tougher anti-piracy legislation, Lily Allen herself created illicit mixtapes full of copyrighted music ..."

    Dan Bull's Brilliant Open Letter Song On Piracy To Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Changes Tune, Now Wants To Throttle Pirates | TorrentFreak

  9. Anonymous Coward


    One down, a few million more to go!

  10. John Chadwick

    Good for Lilly

    I have no choice, my job requires me to have much of this, but I've found Twitter, Qetchup and other social networking sites to be a venue for huge amounts of noise that it's impossible to service.

    Besides that none of them are substitutes for real life. Want to talk to a friend, go down the pub and buy them a drink, it's much more satisfying.

  11. Stef 4


    Great, she has a new boyfriend. Since most of her tracks seem to be about how bad her boyfriends are, I can't wait for her next single playing all over the radio in her iconic tuneless dirge.

    I'm still waiting for the mothership to return and take the whole Allen clan back to their home planet.

  12. Anonymous Coward

    Good for her!

    You see these sad fucks everywhere, glued to their mobiles as they walk along the street, standing in a queue, fiddling with their phones. Trying talking to the people around you. Get a life. Twitter? sad moronic idiots following the regular outpourings of another moron. I swear that in years to come they will look back and wonder at it, just as we do with people who took radium for health benefits.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Has she got something to do with Paul Allen?

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Mark Talbot

    Funny, I didn't even know she existed. Perhaps you didn't 'have' to listen after all? Hmm...

    On a more abstract note, dropping twitter seems reasonable, but tossing the PC and cell along with it seems a bit extreme. I'm guessing that as a 'pop songstress' she's going to find those items were quite useful to her career... though if you're a really big deal I suppose you could have your agent deal with all the BS and only need one point of communication.

  15. seanj

    Listen really closely, Lily.....

    ... and you'll hear the sound of one and a half million people not caring!

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    the neo-conspiracy-theorist (or neo-cynicist) in me thinks the insiduos PR tentancles that tried using her, a yoof, to voice their disgust on p2p to the yoof realised the futility of Lilly Allen's meek ghetto-knightsbridge voice

  17. Anonymous Coward
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    All I can say is...

    Thanks Sam!!

  18. David Barr

    Re : Mark

    I haven't had to endure it ever... the only thing I've read of hers recently is the stuff on piracy, and that was because I chose to find out what she was saying.

  19. Michael Sheils


    I thought twitter felt better today.

  20. Wibbly Wobbly

    ...nice one

    Nice news snippet to get us all talking about her.

    So she's not gonna be contactable when she's out. Or able to contact anyone. A pop star. Yeah, right...

  21. Anonymous Coward

    Guess what?

    Lilly Allen shut the fuck up.. and nothing of value was lost.

  22. Law

    One can only imagine...

    ... his next words after she chose him were "oh.... crap!!"

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I need a title why?

    To pollute a quote:

    I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy and pleasure as she was suddenly silenced. I fear something wonderful has happened.

  24. Anonymous Coward


    There really is a Santa!

  25. al.n


    It seems so unlikely in this day and age

  26. Anonymous Coward


    Now how do we get the rest of the celbutards off the interweb?

  27. Major N

    And so...

    Who cares?

    I've never used either, should that get such publicity? Maybe it should, cause my dad once met Tony Iommi. Only slightly more tenuous than here claim to 'fame'....

  28. Jerome 0

    No more mixtapes?

    Damn, does that mean she won't be posting any more mixtapes for us? I did so enjoy her forays into illegal file sharing.

  29. Colin 4
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    hasnt gone far enough

    hopefully the no-talent bimbo will cry off microphones and cameras too, and we wont have to see or hear her ever again.

  30. Rob Crawford


    Now she will have the time to learn to fucking sing

  31. Andy 70


    more bandwidth left for those that know how to use it.

    otherside of the coin tho, mates wife was at a birthday party, and spent the entire time sat in the corner facebooking and twittering on her laptop - about how much fun she was having at this party.

    ergh. social notworking. fail.

  32. Peter Storm

    OH NOES!

    Lily Allen no longer on Twitter? I am distraught!

    *disengage sarcasm mode.

  33. beast666

    letters and digits

    She is quite fit tho...

  34. Scott 19
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    @Iron Oxide

    Got there before me. Personnaly i think if NuLabour are going to force though laws without reviews or any sort of common sense then Twitter should be banned by law (no i don't want to know that you just made a cup of tea).

    Saying that the day they switch the Orwellian inspired interweb watching machines on every single person that has a interweb connected PC should sign up to twit and just leave a book on the keyboard, should give the whole system a power test trying to record serveal million twats(?)/twits(?) (delete as appropriate) a second.

  35. Peter H. Coffin

    Someone remind me...

    What's the point of having a mobile phone that never leaves your house?

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  37. Will Shaw

    Oh FFS

    Blatant insipid publicity stunt.

    I can't stand a great swathe of modern comedy but Katy Brand's send-up of Lily Allen is spot on.

    "I am a neo-luddite. Goodbye."

    "Good for you. Fuck off."

  38. Anonymous Coward

    Shakespeare was ahead of his time

    "For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;

    Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds."

    Sonnet 94

  39. Georgees

    God you're all boring.

    I think she's funny. At least she doesn't just comply like most artists out there, and she has her own opinions on matters and people.

  40. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Oh FFS

    You may not like Lily Allen, but Katy Brand is absolutely awful. She has never, ever been funny for an instant.

  41. beast666

    Re: Re: Oh FFS

    She would however kick your head in, I think

    ..or not? How hard are you Sarah?

  42. beast666

    Re: God you're all boring.

    To quote Katy Brand (I think)

    "Good for you. Fuck off."

  43. Richard 102

    Poll: What is your reaction to this 'news"?

    1) Man, I don't care!!!

    2) If she succeeds, so what?

    3) It takes light a year to get from this news to my giving a d@mn.

    4) Wild horses on their bended knees couldn't make me interested in her or this.

    5) Couldn't she at least take out other media wh0res with her in collateral damage?

  44. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twittering has always been a fad

    A fad that people are getting bored of these days.

  45. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear Lily

    Please now fuck off out of my life all together.


    A grumpy old man

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    1 down....

    6 billion to go.......

    come back the 1970's all is forgiven! (cept nixon and thatcher;)

  47. Anonymous Coward
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    I've seen

    Lily Allen in her nightwear. And yes, I would.

  48. Sim

    zen riddle

    when a lily twitters in the empty forest does it make a sound?

  49. Cameron Colley

    @John Chadwick

    I'm not sure who you are addressing when you say twatter isn't a substitute for a real life? Stephen Fry, Lilly Allen (most likely, I suppose), or someone not as special as them who happens to use it?

  50. Nigel Wright
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    Every Lily I have known...

    ....has been an attention-seeking, ego-centric drama queen. I don't know Allen, but she's keep the end up for sure!

  51. blackworx
    Paris Hilton


    gives a flying fcuk?

  52. Evil Genius


    This day just keeps getting better and better.

    Will await the interview where as if she actually knows what a Luddite is. Errr...

  53. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lily Allen?

    Who the hell is Lily Allen? I've never used Twitter, Facebook or any of the other numerous symptoms of the cancer that is killing the internet/Web 2.0 and I don't even own a cell phone. Why ain't I the subject of an El Reg article this fine Thursday?

  54. BonezOz
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    It's going away, slowly

    Some of you may not care about "poor little Lily" well neither do I, but there are a lot of individuals out there that do, just as there are people that like Miley Cyrus. These are mainly teens, and a good proportion of users that make up places like FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, and other "social" networks are teens, so when they see their role model leave the site, they may be inclined to as well.

    If we could get a dozen or so more big named celebrities leaving these sites, they would die out, which could hopefully have the effect of forcing people back into Pubs and coffee shops to do their socialisation.

    Thank you, Lily, now go and convince your other "friends and followers" to do the same thing!

  55. Anonymous Coward

    Can you smell the work of a marketing wonk?

    All this means is that her agent has noticed her sales her down because she can't string two coherent words together...

    By restricting her to media in which what she says can be vetted first they can ensure they don't lose any more profit from their puppet than necessary.

    Shame she's not smart enough to see it and rebel, we could do with a laugh.

  56. Patrick R

    nobody cares but everybody reads and posts ?

    Why does this article get so much of "I don't care but still I read it all and I'll take the time to post and say it loud; I don't care" ?

    Makes you wonder who should really get a life.

  57. The Stainless Steel Cat
    Paris Hilton

    And tomorrow...

    "First day as a neo-luddite! OMG! LOLZ! Don't miss tweeting at all! Only back on to plug my new album: http://..."

  58. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    ...and I was just thinking about to add her to my 'Following' list !?!?!

    What does she do again?

  59. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    I see a great opening ..

    .. for a comedy substitute. The only bigger void to jump into is a fake Gordon Brown tweet, but that only takes a couple of scripts..

  60. Simon Guerrero


    All she ever posted was shite. Just like her so-called "music". Hope she shuns all recording technology, too. I'd rather listen to her dad's magnum opus "Vindaloo" than her Mockney wank.

  61. Daniel 20
    Jobs Horns

    thanks John Chadwick for explaining ...

    " ... Twitter, Qetchup and other social networking sites to be a venue for huge amounts of noise that it's impossible to service."

    Ah, so THAT'S what she was doing on there!

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