The pop group were being interviewed by host Jack Whitehall at their table when he quipped: “Last month you hit 3 billion views on YouTube and only 2 billion of those are people watching you trying to do a Jamaican accent, Jesy.”
See that moment in the clip below:
Needless to say, Jesy and her bandmates’ reactions were pretty priceless:
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— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) February 21, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the original clip, watch below in all its glory:
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Earlier this week saw Jesy Nelson accused of cultural appropriation after sporting dreadlocks in an Instagram photo.
After sharing the snap, some fans accused Nelson of “textbook” cultural appropriation, arguing that her borrowing from black culture is “offensive”.
One fan wrote: “Jesy, hun, I love you, but please take this down or write an apology. It may have not been thought about at the time, but this is cultural appropriation. I’m not hating and you do look beautiful, but this hairstyle isn’t meant for you.”