‘Men too scared to ha­rass us’

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

LIT­TLE Mix are too in­tim­i­dat­ing for men to sex­u­ally ha­rass them, the group’s Jesy Nel­son has said.

The pop quar­tet, who rose to fame when they won The X Fac­tor in 2011, told of how they have not faced any of their own £MeToo mo­ments of sex­ual mis­con­duct across their seven-year ca­reer.

Nel­son told The Times Mag­a­zine men are “too scared” and “in­tim­i­dated by us”.

Her band­mate Jade Thirl­wall, 25, added: “When we walk in a room, we’re a force to be reck­oned with.

“We ex­ude so much power, no­body would even try it.”

The group, made up of Nel­son, Thirl­wall, Per­rie Ed­wards, 25, and Leigh-Anne Pin­nock, 27, also said they strug­gled af­ter first find­ing fame and were not pre­pared for it af­ter The X Fac­tor.

Nel­son, 27, said: “They don’t pre­pare you at all. When we shared a room in the early days, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as on­line ar­ti­cles.

“A friend texted me: ‘Have you seen what some­one is say­ing about you?’ Then I read hor­rific things about me that no­body had ever said to my face. It’s aw­ful, be­cause you feel in­se­cure at that age any­way.”

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