Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Thinks Body-Shaming Should Be Illegal

She can take the heat, but worries about her fans

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is ‘sick and tired’ of all the negative comments about her appearance, and rightly so. The X-Factor judge said in an interview with ES magazine: ‘I can take whatever they [the press] throw at me after 13 years, what worries me is what it’s doing to the younger generation. And some of the people writing this stuff are women. There is no sisterhood.’

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She thinks that body-shaming is ‘bulls***’ and that something needs to be done, ‘even if it’s done in the law’.

Fernandez-Versini has been putting up with commentators saying she’s too skinny since early this year, and first spoke out about it on Instagram, referring to the death of her father-in-law as something that affected her deeply.

Despite all the labels, she said she is ‘very happy and very healthy’ and is keeping herself busy with the X Factor and her charity, Cheryl’s Trust, which aims to raise £2m to build a centre for disadvantaged youth in Newcastle, where she grew up.

Words: Kate Ng

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