When Cheryl Fernandez-Versini first stepped onto the red carpet at X Factor auditions back in July words like ‘skeletal’, ‘skinny’ and shockingly, even suggestions of an eating disorder were banded around by the papers.
Now, after denying such claims the pop star has spoken against the use of this type of language saying that ‘body shaming’ should be ‘made illegal’.
The pictures that got everyone talking. Copyright: [Rex]
Speaking to ES magazine, wise as ever, Chez said:
“Body shaming has to stop. It’s bulls***. Something has to be done, changed, even if it’s done in law.”
Cheryl blames her weight-loss on grieving the death of her father-in-law and stress, saying: ‘everyone deals with grief differently’.
“I am very happy and very healthy. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently,” she told the mag.
Cheryl blames her weight loss on grief. Copyright: [Rex]
This isn’t the first time that the 32-year-old has expressed her feeling about the culture of ‘body shaming’. Last month, she replied to an Instagram user who had commented on a photo that she was a ‘bag of bones’.
“I am so sick and tired of it being OK to call somebody too thin or a ‘bag of bones’. I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake?” she wrote, adding:
“What is the difference? Have some respect and maybe think there may be reasons why before opening your mouth please.”
We love Cheryl for standing up for what she believes in – she really is a total babe, isn’t she?
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