Leigh-Anne Pinnock has spoken out after an advert for H&M Kids left the web divided.
The model got here underneath hearth for a snap which confirmed a younger black girl with her pure hair pulled right into a ponytail, with many left questioning why her hair was left wanting so ‘messy’ and ‘untidy’.
And the Little Mix singer has determined that sufficient is sufficient.
Taking to Instagram, the 27-year-old shared the advert in query, hitting out at those that had made feedback concerning the ‘do.
‘This beautiful girl gets the opportunity to model for a massive brand and her picture is circulating all over the net because her edges were not slicked down,’ she informed her 4.9million followers.
‘Social media could be so merciless, we should not overlook now we have a toddler concerned who was in all probability over the moon that she obtained casted for the marketing campaign and fogeys who’re exposing their daughter to one thing wonderful.
‘Her hair is gorgeous as it’s and naturally styled, we have to lead by instance and train younger black women to like the hair they had been born with and to grasp how lovely that’s…styled, unstyled and pure.
Leigh-Anne added: ‘Congratulations to this angel, I cannot wait to see her beaming smile on more campaigns in the future.’
And followers rushed to agree with the Shout Out To My Ex singer.
‘People make me sad…. she’s so lovely, her hair is ideal,’ one commented..
‘I think she’s beautiful the way in which she is,’ one other mentioned.
‘This girl is stunning,’ a follower wrote. ‘The world deserves more love and less hate because honestly there is such much beauty out there and some people refuse to see it because of their racist blindness.’
While many, many extra praised Leigh-Anne herself for talking out over the photographs.
‘I’m so happy with you utilizing your voice for altering the world lee lee,’ an Instagram person posted.
As an impressed fan added: ‘You are such an Inspiration.’
We completely agree.
H&M Kids have since issued an announcement, explaining the theme of the advert was ‘natural’, with all different youngsters within the shoot rocking messy hair.
‘We truly believe that all kids should be allowed to be kids,’ they mentioned. ‘The school aged kids who model for us come to the photo studio in the afternoon after school and we aim for a natural look which reflects that.’
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