Body shaming should be illegal: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wants an end to body shaming, suggesting that it should be illegal to publicly criticise others over how they look.

PTI| Updated: Sep 04, 2015, 10:02 AM IST
Body shaming should be illegal: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

London: Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wants an end to body shaming, suggesting that it should be illegal to publicly criticise others over how they look.

The 32-year-old "X Factor" judge frequently has her weight discussed in the press and is worried about the negative impression it leaves on young girls, reported Digital Spy.

"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.

"The body shaming has to stop. It's bullshit. Something has to be done, changed, even if it's done in law."

The recent discussions about her weight prompted Simon Cowell to jump to her defence - and also take her out for a burger.

"I am very happy and very healthy. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently.

"I was a ballerina from a child, so I have really good muscle memory. When I work out, I can look like a tennis player. If I don't, I look different."