‘Devastated’ Jesy Nelson told to ‘sack stylist’ over Jingle Bell Ball blackfishing row

Chidalu Obiajulu

Popular singer and ex Little Mix band member, Jesy Nelson, whose real name is Jessica Louise Nelson, was said to be ‘devastated’ after a styling mishap saw herself at the centre of the receiving end after having said to have disrespected the black society.

The 30-year-old music star ignited a race storm earlier this year with the release of her debut solo single Boyz – with an accompanying music video dripping in damaging stereotypes about black people and the star herself accused of ‘blackfishing’ as she posed with her stunning cloth.

After having been at the centre of the receiving end, not long, accusations have erupted again as she attended Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard at London’s O2 Arena over the weekend wearing an orange coat on the red carpet adorned with the words: “Market Black” across her chest.

The singer Jesy had her hair pulled back off one shoulder and draped over the other – which made sure the word market is blocked off, and it clearly shows the one written “black” on it.

Unfortunately the red carpet images went viral on a bad impression – not least that Jesu’s team had their image uploaded via her Instagram page, which she immediately deleted due to backlash from fans and users.

A fan among others furiously tweeted: “Putting on this jacket and covering part of the wording so it just says ‘Black’ clearly shows that the singer Jesy Nelson and her team are trolling black women. And it reeks of ignorance, arrogance, desperation and misogynoir.”

According to claims from the Sun,the singer Jesy is “devastated” about the fresh backlash – and they report she was told of the furore “just minutes before she went on stage.”

Meanwhile, a source from the publications stated that she wasn’t aware when her hair was pulled up into one of her shoulder and has long been devastated.

According to a source, “Jesy was so upset when she was told what had happened and was shown the photographs. She was totally focused on her performance and this put a huge dark cloud over everything.”

It was reported that the singer has been advised to sack her stylist after numerous backlash from fans and users of social media.

In October, the Jesy Nelson was pushed and forced to defend herself when fans accused her of cultural appropriation through her Boyz music video.

According to an interview she had with Vulture at the time, 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.”

She stated that: “I wasn’t on social media around that time, so I let my team [deal with it], because that was when I’d just left.”

But she added that “I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.”

“I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.”

Since these incidents, the backlash also engulfed Jesy’s former band – as there were accusations against ex-bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock had asked a successful social media influencer to expose Jesy for blackfishing.