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Leigh-Anne Pinnock Confronts Fiancé Over Disrespectful Resurfaced Tweets

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:01 14 May 2021


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Leigh-Anne Pinnock confronts Andre Gray

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock confronted her fiancé Andre Gray over disrespectful comments he made on Twitter years ago.

She spoke to him about it on her new BBC documentary Race, Pop and Power this week.

The tweets, which were written and posted in 2012, recently re-emerged online.

According to MailOnline, Andre allegedly compared dark-skinned women wearing red lipstick to, 'burnt toast with jam on it.'

As quoted by the outlet, Leigh-Anne told him that those comments made her, "feel a bit sick."

She admitted, "I was really upset because I was just like, "Who is this person? This is horrible.""

"That wasn’t the person I knew. When they surfaced, my heart sank."

"Because I was like, "That is not the person I met. It sounds like a child, like a silly child.""

Andre responded, "This is what happens when you're kids and that."

"You do become a product of your environment."

"So whatever you are around every day, and you're not educated on it, or exposed to why it's wrong, then it kind of sticks."

However, he insisted he's not defending his actions, "There's no excuse at all."

"When it all came out and stuff, like obviously I was embarrassed, ashamed, disappointed, at the same time... I had to be a man about it."

"I've made that mistake and I've learnt, and I've educated myself and grew up to understand how offensive and how wrong it was what I did."

"There was never any malice, but again, no excuse," he added.

Leigh-Anne went on to ask, "How would you feel if someone said that about like your cousin or auntie?"

"We could have a child and it could come out darker than us. Like, you just don't know?"

Fan reactions

After watching the scene play out, fans took to social media, praising Leigh-Anne for confronting him.

One viewer tweeted, 'I’m so glad Leigh Anne pulled up Andre’s past tweets it’s so important to address all issues no matter how close people are to you.'

Another tweeted, 'Leigh Anne holding Andre accountable for them tweets... here for it'

Leigh-Anne and Andre announced earlier this month that they're expecting their first child together.

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