Pay us some re­spect

Irish Daily Mirror - - 3AM WEEKEND -

Lit­tle Mix find the gen­der pay gap “frus­trat­ing” – es­pe­cially as the UK is run by women. Jade Thirl­wall says: “I find it weird that we’ve got a Queen and a fe­male Prime Min­is­ter, but there’s still not equal pay. It’s baf­fling. “It’s im­por­tant for peo­ple in the in­dus­try to speak up about it be­cause that will help go to­wards mak­ing a change.” The group have of­ten been criticised for their skimpy stage out­fits – in­clud­ing at June’s One Love Manch­ester con­cert – but Per­rie Ed­wards, 24, calls it dou­ble stan­dards. “If a man was on the front page in their box­ers ev­ery­one would be buzzing off their tits,” she says. “But when a woman’s on the front page in her un­der­wear it’s the worst thing in the world. Peo­ple need to get over it – it’s 2017.” Leigh Anne Pin­nock, 25, adds: “We’re very, very bored of it. We don’t lis­ten to it. We’re al­ways go­ing to wear what we want. We don’t care what any­one else has got to say about it. We’re not do­ing any­thing to of­fend any­one – we’re just lit­er­ally wear­ing what we want to wear. Shouldn’t ev­ery­one just be who they want to be?” The group re­leased their new line of sports clothes with USA Pro this week.

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