Little Mix have released a powerful image to hit back at bullies and promote body positivity, revealing some of the insults that have been thrown at them in the years since they rose to fame.
Revealing the photograph, the band shared lyrics from the song on social media and thanked fans for “being part of this incredible journey with us”.
The post says: “Take off all my makeup cos I love what’s under it. Rub off all your words don’t give a f*** I’m over it.
“Jiggle all this weight, yeah you know I love all of this. Finally love me naked, sexiest when I’m confident.”
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The picture and clips of the video for the song have inspired fans to use the hashtag #StripWithLittleMix.
One replied: “Little Mix taught me how to love myself everyday a bit more. I am not there yet, but one day I will love myself, and nobody will ever bring me down. I am so thankful for Little Mix because without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Another said: “Little Mix taught me that imperfection is perfection and that i shouldn’t be ashamed of who i am and how i look.”
One fan wrote: “Definitely not the skinniest or the prettiest but slowly starting to accept & love myself.”
The band have been sharing the messages, and said they had been moved by the response.
Seeing our fans start the hashtag#StripWithLittleMix has moved us so much😭 Sharing your insecurities with what you love about yourselves is beautiful to see and be a part of♥️ We need more of this & can’t believe the response already from ONE photo. We 🖤 you. The girls x #LM5
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) November 14, 2018
The group has also been sharing women’s stories on social media and revealed those who had taken part would feature in the video for Strip.
Journalist Bryony Gordon is among them.
I am in a Little Mix video (is something I never thought I would tweet) Me! Hurtling towards 40! A recovering alcoholic with OCD! A size 18! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! https://t.co/1jBt2P6BpJ
— Bryony Gordon (@bryony_gordon) November 14, 2018
Released on Friday, the video is co-directed by Little Mix with renowned director and photographer Rankin.