Jesy Nelson’s older sister threw her weight behind her singer sibling after the celeb was accused of blackfishing in her most recent music video.
Jade Nelson joined in the latest Little Mix fallout after her younger sister became involved in a blackfishing scandal.
Jade took to Instagram to share her thoughts and brand her sister’s critics ‘bullies’ in a post that was seemingly directed at Jesy’s former bandmate, Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
This comes after Jesy was accused of blackfishing in the music video for her debut single, Boyz, causing a rift between her and Leigh-Anne.
‘Leaked’ messages also showed Leigh-Anne calling Jesy out for blackfishing.
“When bullies deliberately, and under-handedly set out to hurt someone they never expect to get caught,” the post read.
“That’s why they try to get other people to do it for them.
“However, when they are exposed for and the victim simply stands up for themselves the bully quickly tries to turn the tables to make the victim take the blame.
“That’s what bullies do.”
Coming out in support of her sister, Jade continued: “I was taught never to be intimidated by bullies, but to stand up for myself when I have been wronged.
“My sister was targeted and bullied throughout her career.
“Is this really what you want to do? Please all of you, media and everyone, just stop, because you know her heart, her authenticity, her complete accepting and uncritical nature, I know you do.”
‘Blackfishing’ came into the public consciousness in 2018, thanks to a viral Tweet by Wanna Thompson.
Thompson, who coined the term, defines it as “when White public figures, influencers and the like do everything in their power to appear Black”.
This is not the first time that Jesy has faced allegations of this sort – the star has been embroiled in blackfishing scandals at various throughout her career.
Responding to the criticism, Jesy said she hadn’t meant to offend and that she just wanted to “celebrate” music from Black culture “because it is what I love”.