Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Calls Out The ‘Double Standards’ Women Face When Being Called Underweight

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has opened up about the recent tabloid obsession with her weight, saying that it’s simply not ok for people to comment on or scrutinise her body.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has opened up about the recent tabloid obsession with her weight, saying that it’s simply not ok for people to comment on or scrutinise her body.

Speaking to InStyle magazine, the X Factor judge 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.’

Recently the papers have been quick to criticise Cheryl, after she responded to a troll on Instagram who had called the pop star ‘a bag of bones’. Cheryl felt she had to comment back, explaining that she had lost some weight due to the stress of the recent death of her father-in-law, and asking (quite rightly) for people to stop thinking it’s acceptable to comment on her figure.

Elsewhere in her interview with InStyle’s Emily Dean, Cheryl spoke about her marriage to French entrepreneur Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, revealing that she rarely gets cross, but when she does, she’s a shouter. 


Asked what exactly it’s like to be married to her, Cheryl, who re-married in July 2014, said; ‘I think I’m low maintenance, but maybe I’m deluded. I know my environment isn’t easy – my day gets planned out in advance all the time, so I’m like ‘Oh, actually change that. We can’t meet tonight.’’

‘I’m not a sulker,’ she added. ‘I’ve learnt how to express my feelings in a calm way, even if I do want to shout. And if I shout? You know it’s bad. But I save it for the big things – I never lose it over the toilet seat being left up.’

Read the full interview with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the November issue of InStyle UK on sale from tomorrow. 

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