Stormzy and Adele have joined survivors of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire to appeal for change in an emotional new video.
Eighteen months after the tragedy claimed the lives of 72 innocent people, Grenfell United put out the clip to call for the removal from the buildings of the “dangerous cladding”, which has been blamed for the fire.
Stormzy said at the start of the vid, “This isn’t a charity film, this is a clarity film.”
Survivors and those grieving for loved ones then said, “We are not asking for money, we are not asking for sympathy, we are demanding change.
“Change so families up and down the country are safe in their homes. Change so that people, no matter where they live, are treated with dignity and respect.”
Adele shared the video, which was released to mark the end of the first stage of a public inquiry into the fire, on Twitter.
Marcus Mumford and social activist Akala also appeared in the clip.
Karim Mussilhy, vice-chair of Grenfell United, said in a statement, according to CNN: “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.
“Too often, people in social housing are treated with indifference by people who have a duty to care for them,” Mussilhy, whose uncle died in the fire, then added.
“Dangerous cladding needs to be taken off buildings and we need a new regulator for social housing to reform the system so people are listened to and treated with respect.
“The Grenfell Inquiry has already shown beyond doubt that our families were neglected, ignored, and given cheap materials that turned their homes into a death trap.
“72 people were unlawfully killed and people across the country are still living in unsafe buildings, change cannot wait.”