Lily Allen Raises Ire of Christians

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Lilly Allen raised the ire of Christians recently when she performed in a faux Nativity scene during a concert in Brixton, England about a week ago. The singer rolled around in a faux-manger stuffed with hay while biblical representations of donkeys and gifts danced behind her at the O2 Academy.

British newspaper the Independent reports that many were upset by what is being called a crass move.

"This could be extremely offensive to many Christians. It is important that all religions are given the respect they deserve and I can certainly understand why some Christians believe their deeply held views are being squeezed out," said Martin Vickers, a conservative member of Parliament.

Stephen Green is a spokesperson for the religious advocacy group Christian Voice. He said in a recent interview, "It is tasteless, it is disrespectful and it is crass."

Lily Allen's only comment regarding the faux Nativity scene came in the form of a tweet.

Lily Allen's most recent album is titled "Sheezus," and it was just named one of SPIN's 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014. Do you expect any of her fans were insulted or irked by her actions inside the faux Nativity or do you think they share her feelings that it was no big deal?

Do you think the anger on behalf Christian groups with regard to Lily Allen's behavior is justified?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.