British singer Lily Allen has vented her anger online after she was criticised for her views on feminism this week (begs03Mar14).
The Hard Out Here singer guest edited an issue of free London magazine ShortList with the theme 'How to be a man - by women', and she told readers she hates the word 'feminism' because "girls are pitted each other" and women need to "stop being so horrible to each other".
Her comments sparked a backlash on Twitter.com, but Allen has now spoken out to defending herself amid the fan furore.
She tells gossip website Holymoly.com, "I think you rather missed my point. I said that I believe women are equal to men, we are all human. I can't believe that we're still having to have discussions about feminist (sic) because sexism should not exist anymore... ps, I did not chose the 'how to Be a Man ' title either. I am very greatful (sic) to Shortlist for having me on their cover but they did ham that interview up a little."
She then penned an angry message to her critics, insisting they have no right to judge her unless they are campaigning outside British Prime Minister David Cameron's official residence in Downing Street.
In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "Unless your (sic) standing outside downing st (street) with one of those Australian Bush Hats with dirty tampons in place of corks 'shouting equal rights for men and women' you've got no place telling me what kind of feminist I am or am not. F**k off."