Singer Lily Cooper in hot water after saying she'll slaughter a pig
Singer Lily Cooper is facing a Twitter backlash after saying she would slaughter a pig for charity.
The Gloucestershire-based singing star's controversial plans to slaughter a pig for one of her Twitter followers in aid of Comic Relief have got her into hot water with animals lovers and animal rights groups.
The popular artist, formerly known as Lily Allen until her marriage to builder and decorator Sam Cooper in 2011, lives in Cranham.
She initially promised the highest bidder that she will name a swine after him or her before killing it and sending them all the cuts of meat.
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Lily tweeted: 'The highest bidder on my #twittermillion page will get a pig named after them and bacon from it when it's killed. or the choice to spare it.' (sic)
She added: 'my.rednoseday.com/club/lilycooper donate and I'll name my pig after you, send you pictures and then bacon and sausages.'
But she has since apologised for the suggestion.
She wrote: 'One vegetarian follower suggested that I offer the winner the chance to spare the pig so everyone could be involved. In retrospect, I could have been more sensitive. I hope that gives some clarity on the matter.I never said and I never would kill anything for charity or otherwise.'
But the apology has left some people still unhappy.