Mel C back­tracks on Lit­tle Mix com­ments

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Mel C says Lit­tle Mix’s skimpy out­fits are “ab­so­lutely fine” af­ter she pre­vi­ously branded them as “too sexy”. The for­mer Spice Girls singer - full name Me­lanie Chisholm - pre­vi­ously hit out at fel­low girl band Lit­tle Mix for be­ing “provoca­tive” in the way they dressed, but has now claimed both her and her daugh­ter Scar­let, seven, “love” the ‘Shout Out to My Ex’ hit­mak­ers. When asked about the com­ments she made about Lit­tle Mix, Mel said: “I’m up­set about that. I didn’t even see the video to comment on it, but I love them and so does Scar­let. “Per­son­ally, I’ve never worn skimpy out­fits be­cause I don’t feel com­fort­able. I’m ath­letic. I don’t have a volup­tuous fig­ure and I’ve never seen my­self as sex­ual. “But some peo­ple do like to dress that way and that’s ab­so­lutely fine.” The ‘Wannabe’ hit­maker, 42, says her crit­i­cism in­stead lies with “so­ci­ety and cul­ture” for en­cour­ag­ing the “sex­u­al­i­sa­tion of young chil­dren”. She added: “As a mum I have to be re­spon­si­ble. The over sex­u­al­i­sa­tion of young chil­dren isn’t the fault of young women, is it? It’s so­ci­ety and cul­ture.” And the ‘I Turn to You’ singer even ad­mits her for­mer band - com­pleted by Geri Horner, Emma Bun­ton, Mel B, and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham - re­ceived back­lash for their own out­fits. Asked if the Spice Girls were ever crit­i­cized for their out­fit choices, Mel told The Mir­ror news­pa­per: “Yeah! I was so naive. We all were. ‘Say You’ll Be There’ the other girls were in PVC and thigh-high boots. We tie a man up for God’s sake.” In Mel’s orig­i­nal com­ments, she urged Per­rie Ed­wards, Jesy Nel­son, Jade Thirl­wall and Leigh-Anne Pin­nock to re­turn to their roots, in­stead of opt­ing for their new raunchy im­age. She said: “I love Lit­tle Mix. I loved them from ‘The X Fac­tor’. I just thought they were so dif­fer­ent. “But they are get­ting more provoca­tive. To me, they were kind of the clos­est thing to the Spice Girls we’ve seen. “They are all gor­geous and great singers. But they weren’t sexy and it’s got more and more that way. I love them - but I just say, ‘Stay you’.”

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