Cheryl Cole shouldn’t complain, says Simon Cowell

Washington: Simon Cowell thinks that Cheryl Cole shouldn’t complain about the paparazzi.

The 52-year-old, who had sacked the British singer from the US version of ‘The X Factor’ after she had worked on just four auditions, does not believe that the ‘Call My Name’ star should get upset about public scrutiny because she is rich and famous.

“Cheryl has to accept the fact that if you are popular and you are cute, you are going to get photographed,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling GQ magazine.

“Look, if someone had said to Cheryl when she was auditioning for [TV show] ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, ‘By the way, the downside is that you’re going to be a millionaire, you’re going to be one of the most famous people in the world, but guess what, you’re going to have your picture taken,’ you think Cheryl would have said, ‘Oh, I don’t think I’ll go through it then’? I mean, come on, I don’t think so,” he said.

The media mogul also revealed that he often had discussions with the 28-year-old singer about her talking to the press and he believes she should have more fun with it.

“I used to have these conversations a lot with Cheryl about talking to the daily papers and she’s just got to accept the fact that they’re going to write about you and in a way, you do owe them something. Talk to them, and enjoy it,” he added.


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