As a result of her outspokenness, Allen was the subject of many controversies early in her job. Disparaging comments regarding musicians Luke Pritchard of The Kooks, Bob Geldof, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue, and Katy Perr have all gathered minor press attention. She later on claimed that teasing other pop stars was a result of an uncertainty, stating “I felt like ‘Oh God, I’m brief, fat, unsightly and I hate all these people who flaunt their elegance.'”.
On 28 June 2007, Allen was jailed in London for purportedly assaulting digital photographer Kevin Rush while she was leaving a nightclub in London’s West End. Prior to this, she had actually shared discomfort with attention from the paparazzi on her Myspace blog site. By February 2009 she had actually quit addressing disputes regarding herself on her blog site since she located it “dull when individuals simply select stuff up as well as discuss it. People obtain hurt, people obtain upset.” In September 2009, she shut down her Myspace account as well as stopped social networking completely in December as a result of the abuse she was taking. In Could 2009, French football magazine So Foot published a phony job interview where Allen was priced estimate as making bad statements concerning David and Victoria Beckham and Ashley and Cheryl Cole. Several of the product was reprinted in the British tabloid The Sun. Both magazines later apologized and made restitution to Allen.
In August 2012, Allen was implicated of bigotry after writing “I despise it when black taxi driver invest the whole quest on the phone. I WANTED A CONVERSATION!” Allen reacted that in Britain as well as Europe taxicabs are called “black cabs” due to the fact that they are paintinged black. Her November 2013 video for “Tough Out Here” was implicated of being racist for its use of mainly black professional dancers in an apparently “rejecting” manner. Allen reacted that ethnic background was not a factor in working with the professional dancers, and the video clip was a lighthearted satirical take a look at objectification of females in modern pop music.