Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane just defended Little Mix against commenters who felt that they were not dressed appropriately at the Manchester One Love concert.
While Little Mix was applauded for their amazing, uplifting performance of “Wings,” during Sunday’s event, social media was less than impressed by their outfits which consisted of body suits, thigh high boots, and bra-like tops. Following their performance, Little Mix started to trend on social media and was immediately trashed for being “disrespectful” for exposing so much much skin.
Fifth Harmony, too, has been criticized for their stage attire. In an interview with 3am, Dinah Jane opened up about Fifth Harmony’s own battle with online criticism and defended Little Mix in the process.
“We used to take it really hard when people criticized us about what we were wearing but not anymore,” said Dinah Jane.
“It’s not for them to worry about our outfits – we are wearing it for ourselves. You have to stay true to yourself and as long as you are comfortable then no one else’s opinion matters. You are the one rocking it.”
“We think you should show your flaws to fans because that’s what makes them love you more. When women show skin, it doesn’t matter to us. Sorry, you have to accept it,” added Dinah.
Dinah Jane’s comments may come as a shock to some. Since Fifth Harmony’s conception on X Factor USA, they have been compared to Little Mix who were formed under similar circumstances on X Factor UK a few years earlier. Along with the comparisons came rumblings of feuding between the two groups.
That said, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix have pretty much put to rest the rumors, and have shown regular support for each other over the last year or so.
This isn’t the first time that Little Mix have come under fire for their stagewear. Late last year, the British girl group was criticized for there outfits during their return to the XFactor UK stage.
When asked what they thought about Little Mix’s performance of “Shout Out To My Ex,” during an interview with Official Charts, Fifth Harmony member, Normani Kordei, had this to say.
“It definitely makes me query as to where we are in the world right now, though,” she said. “We definitely do get [criticism] sometimes. I remember when the ‘Work From [Home]’ video came out and people had a bunch to say.”
“We’re women and we want to embrace that, so whatever makes us feel good,” she continued. “We work really hard every single day and we want that to be seen, and we want to be confident. If I want to wear shorts or a crop top, that doesn’t necessarily make [me] a slut. It just means I’m confident in my body because I work really hard for it!”
Likewise, Little Mix had nothing but nice things to say about Fifth Harmony after Camila Cabello left the group.
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“We were really shocked. We love Fifth Harmony,” Jade Thirlwall said on The Zach Sang Show. “We think they’re a great group, and they still will be. They’re still four incredible performers and singers.”
Jesy Nelson also sent a little love to ex-member, Camila Cabello.
“In life you just have to do what makes you happy,” she said. “If [Camila] wasn’t happy, she wasn’t happy. They’ll continue without her and they’re amazing.”
The positivity didn’t end there, however. Little Mix also praised Fifth Harmony for their People’s Choice Awards–which marked their first performance as a foursome,–collectively agreeing that they had “smashed” their performance.
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