Adele has paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire to mark the third anniversary of the tragedy.
The Someone Like You singer shared a rare Instagram post on Sunday (14 June) in memory of the 72 residents who died in June 2017, when a huge blaze broke out at the Grenfell Tower block in west London.
Sharing a link to a YouTube memorial taking place tonight, Adele told her 37.4 million followers: ‘Today, Sunday, is 3 years since #Grenfell. 72 lives will be forever in our hearts.
‘Join with me & @grenfell_united to REMEMBER at 6pm on youtube.com/GrenfellUnited – to Show that we’re still united for change & justice. Follow @grenfell_united for more info. 💚 #Grenfell #Demandchange.’
She added: ‘Post green hearts! Green for Grenfell!’
Adele, 32, has been one of the most outspoken celebrities about the Grenfell fire tragedy and was seen visiting the scene of the fire just hours after it began.
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Today, Sunday, is 3 years since #Grenfell. 72 lives will be forever in our hearts. Join with me & @grenfell_united to REMEMBER at 6pm on youtube.com/GrenfellUnited – to Show that we’re still united for change & justice. Follow @grenfell_united for more info. 💚 #Grenfell #Demandchange
The musician looked visibly distraught and according to an eyewitness, was seen hugging and comforting others at the vigil.
During one of her Wembley Stadium concerts two weeks later, Adele criticised the government’s handling of the situation.
‘One of the most intense experiences of my lives. They’re not receiving the things we think they are. It’s a f***ing mess. No information is getting through, people feel helpless. ‘No one knows what they’re doing down there, it’s chaos,’ Adele told the audience.
The Hello singer added: ‘I’m raising money for the survivors and it’s important they get money they get to control. There’s no plan for the aftermath so I’ll look after that money until they know how they want to spend it. I’ve met the people who wrote the letters and were ignored. They’re still being ignored.
‘I am donating a lot of f**king money anyway but I want us to all do this together. We raised over £100k yesterday.’
In December 2018, Adele joined the likes of Stormzy and Akala in a video campaign to demand the government remove ‘dangerous cladding’ from buildings.
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