Yesterday, Louise McSharry took to Twitter for a furious rant about pint sized popstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s comments about people who are overweight.
And now Amanda Brunker has gotten into the ring, and she’s firmly on radio star Louise’s side. The former Miss Ireland has slammed Cheryl’s remarks that she doesn’t think it’s healthy to compliment overweight people, saying she finds it highly offensive.
As a woman who wears a size 14 and hence would be classed as obese, I take great offence to that statement,” she said. “Okay, fine, I could probably stand to lose a few pounds but I’m in excellent health and I feel good – that’s all that should matter.”
Talking to independent.ie, the 41-year-old said: “For a girl who doesn’t look like she’s eaten a hot meal since the noughties, she sure spouts a lot of hot nonsense.
“Personally, I think her new skinnier body is horrendous. There. I said it. I’m skinny shaming.”
She added: “I’ve passed the age of worrying what men and other women think of me. My work and children are my priorities and not fitting into my old size eight jeans is no longer at the top of my list of things I care about.”
“Cheryl has stupidly defended herself by deflecting weight issues onto larger women, which is not only wrong – it’s offensive.
“She even had the audacity to say: “It’s actually a bad message to tell someone who is obese that they look ‘curvy’ or ‘great’.
“I scrub up well when the occasion calls for it and feel confident in my appearance. Don’t I deserve to be told I look well?,” she commented.