Little Mix unfollow Jesy Nelson on Instagram after she drops debut single Boyz
JESY Nelson’s split from Little Mix has taken a sour turn after the remaining members of the band unfollowed her online.
Their Instagram snub came on the weekend Jesy’s debut solo single Boyz was released.
But Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 30, is believed to have said it was Jesy who blocked them and accused her of “blackfishing” — when a white person uses black culture to further their career or online presence.
In messages thought to have been sent from Leigh-Anne’s account to influencer No Hun and shared to his 341,000 followers via a live stream, the star wrote: “She blocked us. Cut us off. Horrible person.”
After No Hun asked his fans if he should make up a dance routine to Boyz, Leigh-Anne replied: “No. Do a video about her being a blackfish instead.”
Her Instagram account also liked a post by @everydayracism, which put together a short guide to blackfishing after “a lot of talk” on the topic over the past few days.
Jesy, 30, has been accused of blackfishing on a number of occasions since leaving the X Factor-winning band last year.
Responding to blackfishing claims, Jesy said: “The whole time I was in Little Mix I never got any of that. And then I came out of [the band] and people all of a sudden were saying it.
"But I mean, like, I love black culture. I love black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.
“I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.”
Leigh-Anne’s Little Mix bandmates Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, both 28, have also unfollowed Jesy on Instagram — as has the account belonging to Perrie’s dog Hatchi.
Representatives for the band were asked to comment on the validity of the No Hun messages but failed to respond.
A friend of Jesy’s told The Sun: “Jesy has always spoken positively about the girls since she left Little Mix. She has nothing but love and respect for them.”