Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is reportedly teaming up with BBC Three to make a documentary about racism and colorism in the UK.
According to The Sun, the songstress will star in a documentary that tackles colorism and racial discrimination in the UK, an issue that is often ignored in mainstream media.
Leigh-Anne has been vocal about racism in society and BBC Three wanted to get her on board to see if she would speak with them about it,” the insider commented. “The documentary will be opening the eyes of those who may not have been aware of issues like colourism, the prejudicial treatment of people of the same race based on the colour of their skin. This show isn’t about Leigh-Anne’s personal experience. It’s more a deep dive into the issues and will see her exploring the effect and impact they have on society as a whole.”
As the only Black member of Little Mix, Pinnock has been vocal about her experiences with racism.
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Like many of you, I have been feeling really heavy with everything that we are seeing online and hearing on the news. In the past I have mentioned some personal experiences that were triggered due to my race. More than ever I felt like it was time that I was completely open and honest with you all because finally, the world is awake and people want to listen, help and understand. I’m not doing this video for sympathy or for you to watch and then go about normal life. I’m doing it because enough is enough and hopefully from sharing this we can all do more to understand the racism that takes place. In doing this we are able to approach the bigger issue and break down systemic racism. All we want is equality and justice for our black community. ????
She opened up recently on Instagram. “My reality was feeling lonely while touring predominantly white countries. I sing to fans who don’t see me, or hear me, or cheer me on,” Pinnock said in the video. “My reality is feeling anxious before fan events and signings because I always feel like I’m the least favored. My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work ten times harder and longer to mark my place in the group because my talent alone isn’t enough. My reality is wanting to see other artists who I know are so talented but will never get the opportunities I have had because to the industry they are not marketable.”
No other details are known about the project as of yet.
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