Little Mix hit back at criticism surrounding their X Factor performance outfits

Published Thursday, Oct 20 2016, 16:31 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Little Mix have had their say on *that* criticism surrounding their X Factor performance outfits, and for the record, they don't see the problem.

Some had suggested the girl group's getup was a bit too 'skimpy' and slightly inappropriate for a family show, as Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards had all donned thigh-high boots, leotards and PVC.

However, Jade has now hit back, claiming the criticism they received had "double standards."

Little Mix perform on The X Factor,
16 October


When quizzed about their outfits during an appearance on This Morning, Jade responded: "I think it's a bit double standards. You always see the lads with their tops off and everyone congratulates them and woos them... We get a bit of thigh out and it's a bit of an issue."

"We were really comfortable in our outfits," she claimed. "And we loved what we wore, that's all that matters."

Leigh-Anne, meanwhile, added: "I just thought they had to say something, don't they? Whatever."

The girls' comments come after they recently received a slew of support from Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan. She defended Little Mix's outfits live on air and remarked: "I've seen a lot worse. Nobody screams and shouts when Beyonce comes out [half dressed]"

Little Mix appear on This Morning, ITV
20 October


Coleen said: "Goodness me, I mean, really? They had kind of swimsuits on; that was it. They didn't have their boobs out and weren't showing anything we haven't seen before. People forget with Little Mix, initially they were a very sweet girl band, very innocent, the kids that followed them were [this big]. Over the years, as you do, you develop as a woman, experience life more, get more confidence."

"Do you know what I love about them?" she added. "They go out there and are so confident in themselves. For young girls with body confidence issues, they go out there, all different shapes and sizes, all confident and say, 'This is me.'"

Although, she did admit she is biased when it comes to Little Mix as Jesy is engaged to her son Jake Roche.

Little Mix had returned to The X Factor to perform their new single 'Shout Out To My Ex'. And the group are very familiar with the show, as they actually went on to win it back in 2011.

That doesn't mean that they don't still get nervous, though, with Jesy admitting to Phillip Schofield: "We cannot even describe how scary it is... I think it's because you still feel like you're being judged. Every time you go back on, you feel like you have to be better than your last performance. It's terrifying."

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