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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.

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock Emotionally Speaks Out About Her Experiences With Racism & Feeling Like the 'Least Favored' (Video)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock is speaking out.

The 28-year-old singer and Little Mix member posted an emotional video message on Friday (June 5).

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“There comes a point in every Black human’s life…you realize racism does not exclude you. Nine years ago, after joining Little Mix, I had the biggest awakening of my life> When we were filming ‘Wings,’ we worked with Frank Gatson. He said to me ‘you are the Black girl, you have to work ten times harder.’ Never in my life had someone told me I would need to work harder because of my race,” she said.

“My reality was feeling lonely while touring predominantly white countries. I sang to fans who don’t see me or hear me or cheer me on,” she went on to say, beginning to cry.

“My reality is feeling anxious before fan events and signings because I always feel like I’m the least favored. My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work ten times harder and longer to make my case in the group, because my talent alone isn’t enough.”

“My reality is all the times I felt invisible within my group. Part of me is fully aware that my experience would have been ever harder to deal with had I been dark-skinned. Our reality is no matter how far you think you’ve come, racism exists,” she continued.

“So let’s all continue to speak up on racism and keep this movement going. Thank you.”

Here are ways you can help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock & Andre Gray Are Engaged!

Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Andre Gray are engaged!

The 28-year-old Little Mix star revealed that her 28-year-old soccer player fiance proposed on Friday (May 29) on her Instagram.

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“Guys.. wtf has just happened… 😩😳😂 He bloody did it, and I said yes 😩 I’m marrying my soul mate, the man of my flipping dreams… I am lost for words, so I think I’m just going to go cry some more 😩😂 @andregray_ I love you so much 😩😍❤️ My world is literally complete ❤️,” she captioned cute photos of the two after the proposal.

“Let the caption speak for itself this time. ❤️💍 Hasta la muerte,” Andre wrote on his own Instagram. The two have been dating since late 2016. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Find out which other stars got engaged in 2020…

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Little Mix Film 'Break Up Song' Video From Their Homes During Lockdown - Watch It Here!

Little Mix brought it back to the ’80s with their brand new music video for “Break Up Song”.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall all filmed videos from their homes during coronavirus lockdown, and then made a full music video from those for the new visual.

“We were so gutted to have to cancel the official video shoot that ourselves and our team had worked so hard on,” the girls wrote on Instagram.

But the show must go on and the “loved the concept so much that we had to get creative to make sure you could still all see it! Hope you like it as much as we do #LMTV.”

Check out the full video below!

If you missed it, get the lyrics to the song here!

Little Mix's Talent Show 'The Search' Delayed Due to Pandemic

Little Mix has postponed their upcoming BBC show, The Search.

The network announced the delay of the talent competition with an official statement, saying that “in light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that Little Mix The Search will be postponed until further notice.”

The statement continued, “We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and public health organisations.”

The Search centered around up and coming musical acts who will compete to become the Little Mix’s opening act on their upcoming tour, which was also delayed.

While this is sad news, Little Mix did just drop their brand new single, “Break Up Song”.

Little Mix Get Over Their Exes in 'Break Up Song' - Read Lyrics & Listen!

Little Mix is helping us all get over our exes with their new track “Break Up Song.”

The group – Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Perrie Edwards – debuted the song on Friday (March 27).

The track will be featured on their upcoming sixth album and is the first taste of their brand-new era.

“So tonight, I’ll sing another, another break-up song / So turn it up, let it play on, and on, and on, and on,” they sing. “For all of the times they screwed us over / Let it play on, and on, and on / Just another break-up song.”

Listen now! You can also download Little Mix‘s “Break Up Song” on Apple Music.


Little Mix – Break Up Song (Lyric Video)

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Little Mix Announce Brand New Era With 'Break Up Song' Teaser!

A new Little Mix era is upon us!

The quartet – Jesy Nelson, Leigh Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall – have announced that they’re releasing a brand new single this Friday (March 27), called “Break Up Song.”

The track – co-written by Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne with Kamille, Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom – “is an anthem about getting over a relationship, featuring an indelible melody and swirling 80′s synths, all wrapped up in another of the band’s trademark stunning vocal performances,” said the press release.

This year, Little Mix are also set to launch a brand new TV series for BBC One, Little Mix The Search. The series, made by ModestTV, will see the band creating bands and becoming mentors to a new wave of talent.

Check out a teaser of “Break Up Song” below, and pre-save the song HERE!