The lovely Little Mix girls have been slammed by some funny-duddy psychologist over their new make-up collection.
Over the last few days, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have launched their own make-up range which includes bronzer, lipstick, blusher, eye-shadow and nail polish, but there’s always one who spoils the party.
Education psychologist Teresa Bliss has told the Mail Online that she feels the make-up range will only have a detrimental effect on young girls as Little Mix are essentially “contributing to the early sexualisation of our children”.
In the same statement, she goes on to point out how it’s younger girls who look up to the band. If younger girls are looking up to the girls of Little Mix, then surely they will want to be like them? How’s a bit of lippy going to ‘sexualise’ them?
Bliss said: “In the rush for easy money the ex-X Factor contestants like Little Mix are contributing to the early sexualisation of our children.
“The Little Mix band are a group of young women whose following is younger girls who look up to them as role models.
“Their younger fans will try to look like band members by buying make-up they have endorsed”.
She went on to say that there’s a current “obsession with using sex to promote the sale of goods” erm… last time I checked, Little Mix were selling the make-up and the make-up alone… there was no sex with it!
“Our current obsession with using sex to promote the sale of goods makes it harder for young people to mature in their own time and the cynical exploitation of fame and celebrity makes it even harder.
“The band really know the pressure that young girls are subject to, they have experienced it for themselves, and yet the opportunity to make money has over ridden any ethical concerns they may have had”.
Meanwhile, if the mad hatter isn’t happy with the range, at least the girls are as they seemed pretty excited to be launching their own make-up line.
Jesy wrote on Twitter a couple of days back: “Absolutely loved today feel so lucky to have our own makeup range every girls dream 😀 xjesyx”
Elsewhere, Jade added: “Nanite mixers! Cant wait for you to wear same make up as us! Xxjadexx”.
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