Leigh-Anne Pinnock has praised Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for talking out about racism in her latest interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan and her husband Prince Harry sat down with the media mogul earlier this 12 months, with the candid chat elevating allegations of racism throughout the British royal household.
And talking forward of the printed of her new BBC Three documentary Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Energy on Thursday, the Little Combine star insisted that documenting her experiences was “courageous” of Meghan and offered proof the issue exists in all walks of life.
“I imply what a courageous and an unbelievable factor to do to talk out like that. I feel she’s wonderful,” she mentioned. “It simply exhibits racism does not exclude you. In the event you’re a Black particular person it may have an effect on you in some unspecified time in the future in your life.
“I feel she actually confirmed that and I hope folks may see that it does not matter how a lot cash you have got or how profitable you’re it nonetheless impacts you.”
Leigh-Anne shot to fame aged 20 when she gained The X Issue U.Ok. with the group, alongside bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and former member, Jesy Nelson.
Trying again on these years, Leigh-Anne admitted she’s shocked at how a lot affect her race had on her remedy throughout the group.
Recalling one specific incident, the mum-to-be admitted she was “petrified” after being pressured to dye and shave her hair as a part of her “look” for the band in 2011.
“It is so mad that I look again on that now and suppose, ‘Wow,'” the 29-year-old defined, reported MailOnline. “As a result of on the time it was like, ‘Ah you wish to shave my head, okay! Clearly petrified however I will do it, if I’ve to.’
“However once I look again on it I am like, ‘Properly after all they have been going to dye my hair pink and shave it to appear like the ‘Rihanna’… after all they have been going to do this.
“So, it is mad to look again on this stuff and see them otherwise now.”