Nicole Scherzinger Defends Little Mix’s Sexy Outfits: ‘They’re Empowering Girls’

The X Factor judge supports LM ahead of their performance on The X Factor this weekend...

Nicole Scherzinger has stuck up for Little Mix amid that outfit drama.

After Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock appeared on The X Factor back in October, they were labelled ‘prostitutes’ and a ‘bad influence’. Awful.

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Little Mix on The X Factor

Little Mix were criticised for their outfits when they appeared on The X Factor in October

These comments came a day after Mel C slammed their look, telling the Sunday People that she’s banned her seven-year-old daughter Scarlet from social media.

She said: ‘She is a massive Little Mix fan but I’ve started to be more sparing in what I show her. I don’t let her watch videos by artists that aren’t appropriate for her. That makes me a bit sad.’

The ladies have previously hit back at the criticism, with 23-year-old Jade arguing: ‘It’s a bit double standards, you always see lads with their tops off and everyone congratulates them and woos them, and we get a bit of thigh out and it’s a bit of an issue!

‘We were really comfortable in our outfits and we loved what we wore, so that’s all that matters.’

Mel C

Mel C has been very vocal about Little Mix’s look

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Now Nicole, 38, has backed them up.

At a press conference ahead of The X Factor final tomorrow night, the judge said of their performance: ‘I felt the good thing about Little Mix is they are empowering girls. They don’t seem skanky or raunchy.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is supporting Little Mix

‘They have an empowering message and the song [Shout Out To My Ex] is empowering, so that’s going to make them confident.

‘I’m sure they changed it up as the [Pussycat] Dolls changed it up. Ultimately it comes from within and I can’t really pass judgement.’

LM are due to return to The X Factor stage this weekend, so let’s hope people cut them a bit of slack this time, eh?