Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: ‘You don’t have to sexualise yourself to sell music

April 8, 2015 4:44 pm 0 comments Views:

SHE’S considered to be one of the sexiest celebrities around, but Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has slammed the current trend for scantily-clad singers in the music industry.


The stunning 31-year-old expressed her distaste at today’s crop of overtly sexual stars, but blamed “men behind the scenes” for the amount of flesh-flashing.

Cheryl told The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine: “The music industry is dominated by men behind the scenes. And older men, too.

“I mean, sexy and all that is great to an extent, but you shouldn’t have to sexualise yourself to be selling music.”

The X Factor judge insisted that she did not judge women who claim to be empowering themselves by shedding their clothes, but added that there is “a way to do it”.

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Cheryl insisted she was not judging women who shed their clothes to feel empowered

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Cheryl blamed ‘men behind the scenes’ for the amount of flesh flashing in pop

The Newcastle-born beauty also admitted she had been asked to do some things that made her feel uncomfortable during her career.

She explained: “Girls Aloud wore some short skirts and some outfits that were quite sexy, but we were singing ‘I’m just a love machine’ and ‘Something kinda ooh, jumping on my tutu’.

“It was fun, it was quirky, it wasn’t trying to be sexual. I would never do something I didn’t want to do, or get told that’s the “lane” to be in at the moment. The lane.

“Everyone is competing in the same lane. F­*** off, I’d rather be in my own lane.”

Last week Cheryl voiced her support for the Labour party after she claimed her thoughts on the mansion tax “were taken out of context”.

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Cheryl said she’s rather be in ‘her own lane’ than follow the pack

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The star admitted she had been asked to do things that made her feel uncomfortable

In the Stella interview, the singer was quoted as saying: “I’ve always been Labour all my life but I want to hear what they’ve got to say for myself. Now that I’m a mature woman.

“I feel like a greater responsibility now to vote for who runs our country. And I pay a f***ing lot of tax. So I think that I need to have a really well-informed, well-educated opinion.”

However, Cheryl soon took to Twitter to defend her opinion.

She wrote: “Here we go with the out of context headlines! FYI.. I am a labour supporter, but will always want to hear what everyone has to say #Stella”

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