Little Mix, arguably one of the most well known and vocally powerful female girl groups of our time, are known for their commanding stage presence, including beautiful live vocals and nearly flawless dance moves to accompany their songs.
In international pop sensation Ariana Grande’s benefit concert to donate money to Manchester and the 22 victims of the tragic bombing incident in the city, several performers ranging from Justin Bieber to Katy Perry took some of their emotionally empowering songs to the stage. The same can be said about the U.K.-borne girl group, Little Mix, who took one of their first hit songs, “Wings,” to the stage.
It’s obvious why Little Mix sang “Wings” for the One Love Manchester concert. The song is purely meant for empowerment, with lyrics such as,
However, many observers online overlooked Little Mix’s powerful performance and instead looked to their outfit choices – which although were not in accordance with the casual outfits of other artists, were still fine in general.
In terms of outfits, yes, Little Mix did show more skin than other artists, with Jade wearing a two piece with knee-high boots and a jacket and Jesy wearing a one piece.
However, it’s 2017. We are beyond shaming women and anyone for their outfit choices.
As mentioned earlier, some of these observers remained in the past and decided to remark on Little Mix’s outfits with slander and inappropriate comments.
Little Mix, and women in general, should not be bashed for the clothing they choose to wear, whether at a benefit concert or not. The focus of this concert was not on outfit choice, but to honor the victims of the horrific Manchester bombing attack through music. Luckily, some fans noticed this immediately and fought back against the Little Mix slander. Some said,
As mentioned earlier, this was an event to promote love over hatred and confrontation. There was absolutely no need for some people to bring this hatred and confrontation back to this musical event, especially with something so frivolous as performance attire.
Nonetheless, Little Mix absolutely rocked their performance as did every single other artist. One Love Manchester is to go down in history as a day for promoting unity and peace as well as fighting together against hatred and terrorism.