AceShowbiz –Stormzy and Adele have joined the the survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze to call on politicians to act to prevent future tragedies.
The inferno, caused when flammable cladding attached to the outside of the social housing block caught fire, killed 72 people in west London in June 2017.
The U.K. grime superstar, 25, who slammed Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May for her reaction to the situation at the Brit Awards in February, appears alongside former residents in a new YouTube film targeted at his country’s leaders.
“This isn’t a charity film,” Stormzy says at the start of the powerful new video. “This is a clarity film.”
In the two-and-a-half minute clip survivors detail how they lost loved ones but state that 18 months on, they do not want money or sympathy but change and a public reckoning as to why the fire was allowed to happen. They claim 441 towers in the U.K. still have the dangerous cladding that fuelled the flames.
In a statement posted underneath the video, Karim Mussilhy, vice-chair of survivors organisation Grenfell United said: “We are approaching the second Christmas since our loved ones died at Grenfell but we’ve seen little change on the ground and people around the country are still living in buildings with dangerous cladding.”
Adele, 30, does not appear in the video, which also features folk superstar Marcus Mumford and rapper/poet Akala, but is listed as supporting the campaign and tweeted out a link to the clip. After the blaze she participated in a vigil for the victims and comforted families who had lost loved ones. She also performed for children at a nearby primary school.
The new video has been released days after the first phase of the public inquiry into the fire. Lawyers for the families are calling for the probe to record a verdict of unlawful killing.
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