However, about three hours after she announced her break, she posted: "I have just received some flowers and a hand written apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept. I hope we can all now move on. Thank you."
The message which started off the Twitter storm had been a comment on rumours that Allen was in the process of adopting a child, with Wilson writing: "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s**t I mean adopted a child from Africa."
After reporting the user to the Ministry of Defence, the 'Not Fair' singer was criticised for branding the message racist, with users saying she had failed to understand that a comma was intended before the word "s**t" rather than after it.
She responded to an accusation about her "misreading the comment and jumping the gun" by writing: "No, his fault for mis-writing more like! IF that's the case, and if it is, then I'm sure his superiors will understand."