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Jesy Nelson hits back at blackfishing allegations 'Very aware I’m a white British woman'

Jesy Nelson hits back at blackfishing allegations 'Very aware I’m a white British woman'
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Jessie nelson has defended herself over recent allegations of blackfishing surrounding her new single boys jessie nelson 30 has hit back at criticism over her new music video the little mix star defended herself after critics accused her of blackfishing which is a term used to describe non-black people who have changed their appearance to appear black or racially ambiguous via the use of makeup hairstyles or cosmetic procedures the allegations emerged after the pop star released her debut solo single boys and its music video featuring nicki minaj and a cameo from p diddy according to critics jessie has a very tanned complexion in the video speaking to vulture the singer said she appreciated black culture but stressed that she is very aware she is white she said the whole time i was in little mix i never got any of that and then i came out of the band and people all of a sudden were saying it i wasn't on social media around that time so i let my team deal with it because that was when i just left but i mean like i love black culture i love black music that's all i know it's what i grew up on she concluded i'm very aware that i'm a white british woman i've never said that i wasn't jessie shared a snippet of the music video today on her instagram however the release did not go down well with some users who took to twitter to hit out at the singer's aesthetic choices oranthia blues said jessie nelson's culture appropriation and aesthetic is by far the corniest display of blackfishing i've seen she's so embarrassing hashtag boys sla mcdonald added i am not going to watch jessie nelson's new video on youtube when are artists gonna learn about black fishing and cultural appropriation hema bangtanami claimed jessie nelson she was only accused of blackfishing after she left lm as if that makes the accusations false also i feel like she uses her mental health and body confidence issues to legitimize her profiting off black people's culture and imlike you can be confident and not base your entire image on racial ambiguity and cultural appropriation how no one around her has told her to stop is beyond me

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