Heartbroken Little Mix fans demand ‘powerful’ Jesy Nelson documentary is shown in schools
Jesy Nelson left viewers in tears on Thursday night as her documentary Odd One Out aired on BBC One.
The documentary followed the 28 year old's struggle with online trolls following her rise to fame with girl group Little Mix, which saw her attempt to take her own life in 2013.
She spoke in depth for the first time about how she was mocked over her looks and weight during the early years of the band.
Jesy revealed she received a message from a stranger telling her she was the "most disgusting thing I have ever seen" on the night she won The X Factor with bandmates Perrie Edwards, 26, Jade Thirlwall, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 27.
Following the airing of the documentary, which saw her break down in tears as she relived the moment she attempted suicide, viewers demanded the hour long film was to be shown in schools to educate young people on the effects of online trolling.
The Only Way Is Essex star Georgia Kousoulou kickstarted the conversation, writing on Twitter: "Wow #OddOneOut was heartbreaking but amazing! I think this should be shown in all schools and colleges around the world .. Jesy you should be so proud of yourself."
Another viewer agreed: "This Jesy Nelson documentary needs to be shown in every single school and college up and down the country to show that words can break even the most strongest looking people and ruin so many lives. Just be kind."
A second demanded: "Jesy’s documentary should be shown in schools, colleges, universities, in the work place. This issue needs to be solved before more people take the plunge of ending their life."
While a third added: "After watching #JessyNelson #OddOneOut, I strongly believe this documentary should be shown to all school children.
"The damage words,comments and social media can do to people is heart breaking and no one should have to go through that how brave if Jesy [sic]"
Sharing their own experience, another viewer commented: "I don't remember a time when I wasn't bullied for the way I looked (I was fat throughout school) and even when I lost weight by starving myself I was still referred to as fat Jess at school. Then at college I was bullied again because .. well I dunno."
Another wrote: "Jesy Nelson’s ‘Odd One Out’ really hit home. It’s beyond sad that we’re living in a world where every move we make we’re being judged by someone somewhere. Too many lives are being stolen by bullies. I think that #OddOneOut should be introduced to schools globally."
Other viewers applauded the Shout Out To My Ex hitmaker for being "brave" and "inspirational" as social media users discussed the "powerful" documentary.
One viewer wrote: "#JesyNelson has always been my favourite member of #LittleMix but now I respect her even more for speaking out. Bullying of any kind is never acceptable. Think before you speak/type #OddOneOut #JesyNelsonOddOneOut."
Another said: "That poor girl #JesyNelson I'm in tears watching #OddOneOut words can hurt so much, I'm scared of what my girls may be faced with on social media in the future. I'll definitely be showing them this programme xo."
Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out
A third added: "Sobbing at #JesyNelson Odd One Out. People can be so so cruel and I just don’t know why or how. It’s so important to be kind to everyone."
It wasn’t just fans and viewers who praised Jesy as the documentary aired, with some famous faces also taking to social media to have their say.
McFly’s Harry Judd wrote: "#oddoneout Heartbreaking documentary but so important. Well done Jesy x."
Fellow X Factor winner Sam Bailey wrote: "@LittleMix well done jesy, and well done to all the girls for sharing this and sticking together! Shows how are unbreakable you are! Let’s just hope that this amazing documentary helps others x I’m sure it will x. [sic]"
Gemma Collins retweeted Jesy’s boyfriend Chris Hughes’ comment which read: "My girlfriend is the best motha f**king role model on this planet."
The TOWIE legend also wrote on her Twitter: "Everyone should boycott all stand together for these social media companies to ban people of not used in a positive way she’s beautiful and talented and thank god they didn’t get the better of her. [sic]"
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