Lily Allen reports Twitter user to Ministry of Defence for racist abuse

Lily Allen has reported a man claiming to be a serving soldier for sending her a racially abusive message on Twitter.

The row started after a Twitter user, who claimed in his profile to be a sniper in the Army, told the singer he had "just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa".
Allen, who is a regular tweeter under her married name @lilyrosecooper and reported to be expecting her second child, reported the comment to the Ministry of Defence, which has led to an investigation.

An Army spokesman said: "Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the Army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination.
"We are aware of the alleged offensive comments and are investigating the matter. It would be inappropriate to comment further while this is ongoing."

The singer, and daughter of actor Keith Allen, is no stranger to Twitter rows. Last year she used the micro-blogging site to snub Piers Morgan's offer to appear on his Life Stories series and she has also clashed online with singer and talent show judge Cheryl Cole.