Little Mix have slammed Zayn Malik's ''stupid'' fans.

The group's singer Perrie Edwards is engaged to the One Direction hunk and her bandmates believe a lot of the criticism she receives online comes from girls who are jealous of her relationship.

Discussing recent comments about Perrie's pale skin tone, Jesy Nelson told OK! magazine: ''Can I just say, all the people hating are just stupid little Zayn Malik fans. They're hating because they want to be with Zayn.''

Perrie added: ''Get a life.''

And the blonde beauty is defiant about the comments, joking she is too busy with her career success to fake tan herself ''orange''.

#She said: ''I'm an English rose thank you very much. I'm not going to dye my skin orange - I'm working too hard taking America by storm to fake tan.''

Perrie and Zayn haven't begun planning their wedding yet, and the 'Word Up' hitmaker insists she hasn't even decided whether her bandmates - which also include Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - will be bridesmaids.

She said: ''I think everyone just assumes [they will be bridesmaids[ because we're so close. I don't know what's going on yet.

''I've got such a big family and I know every girl in my family is going to want to be bridesmaid. And most of my family are girls.''