Cheryl Fernandez-Versini makes Instagram account private

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has made her Instagram profile private in a bid to block negative comments on her photos. The X Factor judge, who has spoken out about people "body shaming" her recently, added a comment to say that her page is for "Good vibes only".

The move means Cheryl will have to approve people if they want to follow her. Although her existing 1.7 million followers will still be able to view her images, the new privacy controls will stop random people from leaving rude comments on her page.


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has made her Instagram account private

Now fans visiting Cheryl's profile are faced with a message explaining: "If you're a negative person swerve, you have no place on my page. Don't waste your time. Good vibes only."

Cheryl's new privacy controls come after she became increasingly frustrated by comments about her slimmed-down figure, both on the social networking site and in the media. The 32-year-old hit back after one Instagram troll made an unkind comment in July, writing: "I am so sick and tired of it being ok to call somebody too thin or 'a bag of bones'! I would never dream of calling somebody too fat and that they should maybe cut down on their food intake? What is the difference?"


Cheryl said she only wants "good vibes" on her Instagram account

The former Girls Aloud star revealed that she had lost weight because she was grieving after the death of her father-in-law, and has since insisted she is perfectly "well and happy", but feels upset by the "double standards" when it comes to talking about somebody's weight and judging what is unhealthy.

"It's crazy double standards," she told InStyle. "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'."

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

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