Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: 'It's a bad message to tell obese they look great'

Published Wednesday, Sep 30 2015, 09:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said there are double standards when it comes to weight, as you could never call somebody fat whereas she's frequently called too thin.

In the new issue of InStyle magazine, the X Factor judge shared her thoughts on bodyshaming and the fact she's been told to put on weight after showcasing a slimmer figure on the new series.

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Cheryl said: "It's crazy double standards. You'd never be allowed to say to somebody, 'Oh, you look a bit fat.' And being overweight is unhealthy – it's actually a bad message to tell someone who is obese that they look "curvy" or "great".

'But you know what? After this length of time, there's nothing I can hear about myself that I haven't already heard.'

Cheryl's spoken out about her weight several times in recent weeks, after hitting the headlines in July when she arrived for X Factor auditions looking slimmer than she had on previous occasions.

In September, she publicly shared her thoughts via Instagram, posting an image of text which 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."

Check out Cheryl's hair transformation below:

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