Lily Allen’s Fake Arrest Photo Sparks Australian Federal Police Review

Sheezus wept.

1. British singer Lily Allen sparked a public relations nightmare when she posted this photo to Instagram. She had convinced the Australian Federal Police officers escorting her through Gold Coast Airport to pretend to put her under arrest.

Lilly Allen / Instagram

2. Lily has been performing in Australia over the last week, culminating in a festival-closing performance at Splendour in the Grass at Byron Bay.

Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images

3. She soon deleted the photo from her Instagram… but the damage had apparently already been done.

4. The Australian Federal Police has told BuzzFeed an internal review incident has begun, with serious concerns that “standard protocols were breached”.

Australian Federal Police

6. Seemingly unfazed Lily posted her new single artwork on Instagram on Monday morning.

7. And said goodbye to the Land Down Under with this adorable koala beanie selfie.

Bye bye Australia, I am very much looking forward to my 13 hr. Sleep to LA #straightthrucru

— lily (@lilyallen)

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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