Spice Girls’ Mel C labelled a ‘hypocrite’ after posting topless photo

Singer previously appeared to criticise Little Mix for being too 'provocative'

Spice Girls singer Mel C has been criticised after posting a topless photo online just months after suggesting that Little Mix were too “provocative”.

Speaking to the Sunday People back in October, Mel C was quoted as saying: “I love Little Mix. I loved them from The X Factor. I just thought they were so different. But they are getting more provocative. To me, they were kind of the closest thing to the Spice Girls we’ve seen. They are all gorgeous and great singers. But they weren’t sexy and it’s got more and more that way. I love them – but I just say, ‘Stay you’.”

She later backtracked on her comments, saying: “Personally, I’ve never worn skimpy outfits because I don’t feel comfortable. I’m athletic. I don’t have a voluptuous figure and I’ve never seen myself as sexual. ‘But some people do like to dress that way and that’s absolutely fine.”

Last night, Mel C uploaded a partially nude photo of herself to Instagram, along with the caption: “Cheeky little cover shoot tomorrow. Better get my work pants ready! #behindthescenes#versionofme #putsomeclothesonwoman”. See that beneath.

Mel C was quickly branded a “hypocrite” by some fans online, with one comment reading: “Didn’t you just criticise Little Mix for dressing ‘provocatively’? A bit hypocritical don’t ya think?!!”

Another fan added: “Pretty sure you were quick to criticise Little Mix on their ‘provocative’ outfits and sexualisation and here you are with nothing but your pants on?? Pot kettle black springs to mind”.

Meanwhile, Mel C has revealed that she was bullied by her bandmates during her time in the Spice Girls.

She has also explained why she opted out of the partial Spice Girls reunionGeri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel B have released comeback single ‘Song For Her’ under the name GEM.