‘Men too scared to harass us’
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.”