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Jade Thirlwall Reacts to Being Confused for Leigh-Anne Pinnock in the Media: 'It's Ignorant'

Jade Thirlwall Reacts to Being Confused for Leigh-Anne Pinnock in the Media: 'It's Ignorant'

Jade Thirlwall is addressing being confused with her bandmate, Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

The 27-year-old Little Mix star called out a news outlet for using her name in a story about Leigh-Anne, which she said happens all the time.

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“if you’re going to copy and paste articles from other accurate media outlets, you might want to make sure you’re using an image of the correct mixed race member of the group,” she wrote on Instagram Story.

Jade then added another note about always getting mixed up.

“This sh– happens to @leighannepinnock and I ALL THE TIME that it’s become a running joke. The amount of interviews where we get mixed up, I couldn’t count how many photographers or journalists over the years that have shouted for one of us on set and when we’ve walked over they’ve said ‘oh, you’re Jade?’ and awkwardly brushed it off as it’s a simple mistake when we both really know why,” she said. “I’ve even had ‘Oh sorry, you look similar.’ Really?! I’m done with us just having to laugh it off now…”

“It’s lazy journalism. It’s ignorant. It’s rude. It offends me that you couldn’t differentiate the two women of colour out of four members of a group,” Jade continued. “There’s even images of me in the article followed by an image of Leigh as if they couldn’t tell we’re not the same mixed race person?!?! DO BETTER.”

Leigh-Anne recently teared up while talking about her experiences with racism. See what she said here.

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