Adele has paid tribute to the Grenfell Tower fire victims on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy, and has called for the official inquiry to speed up.
The Someone Like You singer appeared in a video released by Grenfell United to remember the 72 people who died in the huge blaze that engulfed the west London tower block on June 14, 2017.
Making a rare public appearance, Adele said in the video: ‘Today marks four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, and still, there are so many unanswered questions.
‘Still, the trial is taking way too long, and still, no one has been accountable for that night’s events. And yet, Grenfell United is still out here, fighting tirelessly for the justice and for the change that not only they deserve, that their community deserve, that the whole country deserves.’
She continued: ‘And for that, I’d like to thank you. Thank you for putting your pain aside for all of these years to fight the fight. I can’t imagine the kind of personal consequences that has on you.
‘I really hope that this time next year, you will have the answers that you will need to finally, finally be able to breathe together. I love you, I’ll see you soon, stay strong. We’re all with you.’
An official review of the Grenfell incident has been launched but the coronavirus pandemic is believed to have delayed proceedings.
Adele is appalled that the Grenfell inquiry is still ongoing four years later (Picture: Grenfell United, YouTube)
Grenfell has long been close to Adele’s heart as she was one of the first celebrities who rushed to the scene hours after the fire happened. She was seen crying and consoling other mourners as they watched the firefighters deal with the aftermath.
Later that month, the 33-year-old paid tribute to the victims at her Wembley tour show. ‘It’s been two weeks since the fire, and still the people who were affected by it are homeless,’ the singer said in a video message that was broadcast at the concert.
‘I promise that the money we raise together will go directly to the people who are living in that block.’
Adele also took the time to meet some of the brave firefighters who tackled the blaze.
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