Lily Allen Tells Calais Migrants: ‘I Apologise on Behalf of My Country’

British singer Lily Allen has apologised “on behalf of my country” to an Afghan teenager while visiting the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in northern France. The singer, who spoke to the 13-year-old boy while filming for the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show, broke down in tears as she heard how he had travelled from Afghanistan. She told the boy the UK had “bombed your country, put you in the hands of the Taliban and now putting you at risk, risking your life to get into our country.” “I apologise on behalf of my country. I’m sorry for what we’ve put you through,” she added. Her apology has angered social media users, however. Dear Calais. @lilyallen doesn't speak for me. I'm not "sorry" u refuse to settle/attack drivers/hate our borders. — Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 12, 2016 One called for Lily Allen to “put away the crocodile tears and speak for herself” as she “represents nobody” while another joked: “On behalf of England, we apologise for Lily Allen.” Her film comes as French authorities begin dismantling the camp and sending the migrants to various centres across the country. The policy is proving controversial, however, as small communities react angrily to