Lily Allen returns to Twitter after leaving over ‘racist comments’ by British Army soldier

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The JuiceJuly 12, 2012

Lily Allen is back on Twitter after it turned her smile upside down.

The "Smile" singer was inundated with hate tweets this week after she reported a British soldier for sending her a racist message on the social networking site.

"All the best with your new family just seen you bought s--- I mean adopted a child from Africa," Harry Wilson (whose Twitter account, @harrywil2010, has now been removed) reportedly tweeted Allen.

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The British pop star responded by writing to military bosses on Tuesday.

"@DefenceHQ do you condone @harrywil2010 racist comments, his profile says he is in the British Army," Allen asked, adding, "He needs disciplining."

The U.K. Ministry of Defence responded by forwarding a screen grab of the offending message to the British Army.

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But after receiving a barrage of abusive messages from army supporters, early this morning Allen announced she was "leaving Twitter for a few days."

"The stupidity of some people on here is astounding," she tweeted.

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Only a few hours later, she was back on the site.

"I have just received some flowers and a hand written apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept," she wrote. "I hope we can all now move on. Thank you."