Lily Allen Would Rather Donate Her Money Than Record A ‘Smug’ Charity Single

Lily Allen’s putting her money where her mouth, which could be singing a terrible song, is. The English pop star told the Daily Mail, via NME, that she was asked to sing in the (terrible) 2014 version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Allen declined, however, not because she’s pro-Ebola, but because she’d rather donate her money directly than sing about it.

“I got an email asking me to do it,” says Allen. “It’s difficult to explain why I didn’t do it without sounding like a complete c*nt. I prefer to do my charitable bit by donating actual money and not being lumped in with a bunch of people like that.” (Via)

She went on to say, “It’s like the success club and I’m not really in that club. I don’t think I’m above it all – I’m way below it. But there’s something a bit smug about it.” The argument could be made that charity singles raise awareness for their cause, and people are more likely to donate money after they watch a video with Bono than, say, your half-brother’s pop punk band. But that would require me to side with Chris Martin, and that’s something I don’t feel comfortable doing.