Ch­eryl’s fury over new “skinny sham­ing”

Trolls slam the singer for “wast­ing away,” as Ch­eryl’s sparkler sends the ru­mour-mill into over­drive

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Anna Tabrah

She looked tiny as she made a rare pub­lic ap­pear­ance last week, meet­ing Prince Charles at an event for The Prince’s Trust, and fans ex­pressed con­cern for Ch­eryl, say­ing she was “gaunt” and “too thin”.

Crit­ics blasted her for “wast­ing away,” with one post­ing, “Things can’t be good in her pri­vate life, we’ve all seen it be­fore. She’s skin and bone”. There was also spec­u­la­tion that she’d got en­gaged to boyfriend Liam Payne, 24, af­ter she flashed a di­a­mond ring on her left hand.

How­ever, some trolls even sug­gested Ch­eryl was try­ing to spark the en­gage­ment ru­mours her­self in a bid to dis­pel gos­sip that all was not well with the cou­ple, fol­low­ing Tweets ask­ing why they had not been pic­tured to­gether for some time.

One post read, “She knows what she’s do­ing wear­ing a ring on that fin­ger… all about the pub­lic­ity when it suits them.

And she’s look­ing like she did when she split with her last hus­band.”

But our source adds, “Ch­eryl isn’t en­gaged, she was just wear­ing jew­ellery that was de­signed to be worn across three fin­gers.”

In­sid­ers say the star – who wel­comed son Bear last March – was ir­ri­tated by the neg­a­tive re­ac­tion, espe­cially to her weight.

The source says, “Of course it was up­set­ting. It’s al­ways an­noy­ing for her when she’s try­ing to do some­thing pos­i­tive, like her char­ity work, and it’s over­shad­owed by gos­sip. But she’s de­ter­mined to rise above it.”

Weight is­sues are a sen­si­tive sub­ject for Ch­eryl. In 2015, she up­loaded a heart­felt meme on so­cial me­dia about how out­raged she was af­ter be­ing “skinny shamed” and called for it to be made il­le­gal.

Re­cently, Ch­eryl has been deal­ing with an­other back­lash as Liam has been ridiculed for post­ing bare-chested self­ies. He even ad­mit­ted in an in­ter­view last week that he wished Ch­eryl would com­pli­ment him more on his top­less pics.

Ch­eryl set tongues wag­ging over her new ring and slen­der fig­ure Liam has been post­ing re­veal­ing snaps

She looked health­ier in 2014

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