Little Mix exhorted Jesy Nelson for Blackfishing concerns!
Little Mix band members Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards have finally spoken about their ex-group member, Jesy Nelson’s Blackfishing controversy. The trio has recently appeared in an interview for Stella Magazine, in which they have opened up about Nelson.
Ever since going solo, the pop idol Jesy Nelson has been in the headlines, with fans criticizing her for Blackfishing, which means a non-black person changing their appearance to seem Black or racially ambiguous for social or financial growth).
Little Mix members talk about Nelson’s controversy
In the interview, Pinnock expressed that capitalizing on aspects of blackness without having to endure the daily realities of the black experience is problematic and harmful to people of colour. She then added that it’s not “ok” to use such harmful stereotypes. Another member, Thirlwall, 28, expressed that they don’t really want to “dwell” because they have so much to celebrate as a three.
Nevertheless, the X-factor group idols disclosed that Nelson was accosted about the fears of Blackfishing by them. They stated that they’ve dealt with it in the best way that they know and got each other through it. Further, they added that they don’t want to talk about the video or be critical. The trio later revealed that they had approached Nelson [regarding Blackfishing] in a very friendly, educational manner.
Nelson criticized for Blackfishing
The 30-year-old idol had been criticized by fans lately for Blackfishing in her new solo “Boyz.” Responding to the accusations in a recent interview, Nelson explained that she had been vacationing in Antigua before shooting for “Boyz”. She also added that she loves Black culture, music and it’s what she grew up listening to.
Jesy Nelson released her debut solo “Boyz” after she exited Little Mix in December last year.