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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini talks 'double standards' regarding weight loss

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has faced a lot of scrutiny about her weight in recent months, after she unveiled her slimmed down figure during the X Factor auditions. The 32-year-old has repeatedly addressed her critics, but recently revealed she feels there are 'double standards' when it comes to talking about somebody's weight and judging what is "unhealthy".

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has spoken up about the scrutiny regarding her weight

"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'."

However, the Crazy Stupid Love hitmaker revealed that years of being in the spotlight have taught her not to let comments get to her.

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." It's not the first time that Cheryl has spoken candidly about the comments made about her weight in the industry. The former Girls Aloud bandmember confessed that sometimes she worries about the effect these will have on her fans, describing the focus on her figure as "body shaming".

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Cheryl has previously described comments as "body shaming"

"I can take whatever [the press] throw at me after 13 years, what worries me is what it's doing to the younger generation," she told ES magazine. "And some of the people writing this stuff are women. There is no sisterhood."

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