Leigh-Anne Pinnock has thanked staff in her local branch of Waitrose for rushing to her defence after she was left in tears when a man verbally abused her in store.
The Little Mix singer, 28, revealed all about the ordeal on Twitter, telling her followers: ‘So yesterday I was involved in an altercation where I was verbally abused by a random male customer for no reason.
‘I was left in shock and completely taken back that someone could be so rude to someone for no reason.
‘Despite this ordeal the staff at Waitrose Sunningdale ran to my defence showing great kindness and care.
‘They demonstrated that every act of wrongfulness unleashes a million acts of kindness and sent me home with these beautiful flowers.
‘I was a blubbering mess by the time I left the shop but I just wanted to say thank you.’
Fans rushed to support Leigh-Anne on social media, sharing posts with the words ‘We love you Leigh Anne’ over and over again.
The Break Up Song star also recently spoke out in support of Black Lives Matter, admitting that she felt like the ‘least favoured’ member of the band because of her race.
She said in the video post: ‘I sing to fans who don’t hear me or see me or cheer me on.
‘My reality is always feeling anxious before gigs or signings because I always feel the least favoured.”
‘My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work ten times harder in order to mark my place in the group because my talent is not enough.
‘My reality is all the times I have felt invisible in the group, but part of me knows it would have been even harder to cope with if I was dark skinned.’
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