Cheryl Ferdnandez-Versini hits back at skinny shaming

Published Thursday, Sep 3 2015, 16:14 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Cheryl Ferdnandez-Versini has once again hit back at skinny shaming, urging fans to "leave others alone."

The X Factor judge has caused concern with her slimmer frame at this year's auditions, and despite attributing her weight loss partly to the death of her father-in-law - Cheryl has continued to receive negative comments about her size.

After reassuring fans that she's "very happy and very healthy" in a recent interview, Cheryl has once more spoken out, this time on "skinny shaming", urging followers to "reconsider your attitude" when it comes to obsessing over size.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at X Factor press launch, 2015

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The talent show judge posted an image of text on Instagram, captioned: "I think it's about time people just leave others alone with their unnecessary and unwanted opinions and judgments. #liveyourlife"

The post read: "The other side of body shaming is skinny shaming. I think this happens just as much as shaming someone for being bigger. How often do you hear someone say, 'give that girl a sandwich', or 'she needs a good feed'?

"Everyone says they want the 'perfect body' and have so many body goals, but when a girl is just that bit too skinny, in your eyes, she gets judged.

"There is so, so, so, so much more to life than having the 'perfect body'. Every young person needs to understand that. Go travelling, learn about different cultures, be happy, fall in love and don't give a f**k about what people think.

"If your main goal in life is to be someone's 'body goals', you need to reconsider your attitude."

The 32-year-olds' latest message seems to be an attempt to put an end to the discussion once and for all, echoing what she told The Mirror recently: "It's nice that people are concerned, but, honestly there's no cause for concern. You can see I am completely and utterly well and happy."

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