Little Mix unfollow Jesy Nelson on Instagram after she drops debut single Boyz

by 24britishtvOct. 10, 2021, 9 p.m. 22
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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.”

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