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LEIGH ANNE Of LITTLE MIX Opens Up About Own Experience With Racism In Emotional Video

Renuel Fallore

Posted at June 06, 2020


Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared an emotional video on Instagram, revealing that she once “felt invisible” in the group because of her skin color.

After sending her sincere condolences to George Floyd, an African American man who was arrested and killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck, she shared her personal story about discrimination and racism.

“There comes a point in every black human’s life, no matter how much money you have or what you have achieved, you realize racism does not exclude you,” the 28-year old singer said.

She also opened up about feeling like the “least favored” and that she had to work 'ten times harder'. Leigh-Anne tearfully revealed, “Nine years ago, after joining Little Mix, I had the biggest awakening of my life. When we were filming “Wings”, we worked with (choreographer) Frank Gatson. He said to me, ‘You’re the black girl, you have to work 10 times harder.’ Never in my life had someone told me I would need to work harder because of my race.”

The Little Mix member also wrote, “I'm not doing this video for sympathy or for you to watch and then go about normal life. I'm doing it because enough is enough and hopefully from sharing this we can all do more to understand the racism that takes place. In doing this we are able to approach the bigger issue and break down systemic racism. All we want is equality and justice for our black community.”

Watch Leigh-Anne’s emotional video below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Like many of you, I have been feeling really heavy with everything that we are seeing online and hearing on the news. In the past I have mentioned some personal experiences that were triggered due to my race. More than ever I felt like it was time that I was completely open and honest with you all because finally, the world is awake and people want to listen, help and understand. I'm not doing this video for sympathy or for you to watch and then go about normal life. I'm doing it because enough is enough and hopefully from sharing this we can all do more to understand the racism that takes place. In doing this we are able to approach the bigger issue and break down systemic racism. All we want is equality and justice for our black community. 🖤

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