X Factor has been getting a lot of flack lately, but on Sunday – instead of the usual Honey G complaints – viewers turned to musical guests Little Mix for something to complain about.
The girl group caused a stir on social media after taking to the stage to perform their new song ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ in outfits the Internet is likening to ones a prostitute would wear.
This is what all the fuss was about:
— Little Mix Brasil (@LittleMixBR) October 17, 2016
And people were not happy:
Was Little Mix running late, because they seem to have come out wearing just their underwear? It's not a case of less is more! #XFactor
— AbFab (@OneWayStreet11) October 16, 2016
Do like @LittleMix but Most of their fans are girls surely, what's the need for them to be performing in underwear???
— Emma Hadley (@emmajt81) October 16, 2016
What's happened to Little Mix? Cheap stripper boots with everything hanging out!
— christopher hamilton (@topherham) October 16, 2016
Xfactor… Why do Little Mix have to give in/conform and go for the prostitute look?!! So NOT empowering!!!!
The girls’ outfits supports accusations made by Spice Girl Mel C about the girl band being too ‘provocative’.
Contrasting the band formed on The X Factor in 2011 with her own 1990s hitmakers, she told the Sunday People:
I love Little Mix. I loved them from The X Factor. I just thought they were so different.
But they are getting more provocative. To me, they were kind of the closest thing to the Spice Girls we’ve seen.
They are all gorgeous and great singers. But they weren’t sexy and it’s got more and more that way. I love them – but I just say, ‘Stay you’.
However, those criticising on Twitter have missed the point that Little Mix has been wearing outfits like the ones they donned on X Factor for quite a while.
And Exhibit B:
If this is just their style, they can wear what they want.
Settle down, Twitter.
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