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Last July, Lily Allen tweeted about Cornetto ice cream, writing, “Is it true there’s only 190 calories in a Cornetto? #cornettodiet.” Cornetto must have appreciated the Twitter shout out, as it prompted the company to ask Lily to participate in their advertising.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, Lily will be the first celebrity endorse Cornetto and will be receiving six figures to do so.
“Lily only Tweeted about the ice cream for a bit of fun- she never anticipated in would into a huge endorsement deal,” a source told The Sun.
Lily also found herself attacked by Katie Hopkins, former Apprentice star, during an interview with Heat, reports the Daily Star.
“I’m not one for Lily Allen really,” Hopkins said. “I quite liked her when she was singing and kind of interesting and then went off to tell us what it was like being a mother, and that she was removing herself from the spotlight to be a mother. And that I think, largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."
Allen didn’t quite appreciate the public shout out and her weight gain, but immediately took to Twitter to address the situation.
“Yes, after tragically losing a child so late into my pregnancy I may have gained a few pounds, I am one of many that find comfort in food,” Lily posted. “The two pregnancies that followed were terrifying because of what had happened before and I was pretty much on bed rest for 20 months."
She continued, “I wasn’t exercising because I didn’t want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being thin.”
Since then, Lily has deleted those tweets, but sent another, apologizing for lashing out.
Sorry about that, but my babies are a touchy subject and I gave her exactly what she wanted by responding. I am now going to delete it all.
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) February 4, 2014
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