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Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 


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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 


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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?


The term fat-shaming gets tossed around a lot these days, be it on viral fitness Instagram pages who reveal the reality behind before and after pictures, or on the photos of women who are deemed "brave" for showcasing a body fits in clothes with a label featuring double digits. 

Fat-shaming, for those not in the know, is a term which refers to the action of humiliating someone by mocking them or making critical comments about their size. At least, that's the dictionary definition. 

If you're anything like me and have never really existed in a lean, mean, fat-fighting machine of a body, then you may relate a little bit to what I'm about to say. 

Fat-shaming happens on the daily, it's simply ingrained in our language and the way we describe things.

People say "oh nooo I feel so fat today," to refer to bloating, proving once more that being seen as fat is inherently bad.

Celebrities are praised for shedding the pounds, no matter how dangerous a diet they follow to do so (Beyonce's cayenne pepper and lemon juice, anyone?) while women who gain weight, be it a little or a lot, are often encouraged to see this weight gain as a temporary state, something they must suffer through until they "fit back into their jeans." 


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I don't mind admitting that I'm a size 12, which is by no means on the higher end of the clothing size scale.

And yet, I have still had moments where I have been made to feel ashamed for not prescribing to the new decree of a beautiful body. 

It was only recently that I was unceremoniously insulted by a guy at a gig, who, after I joined my friends dancing on the stage, told me that the stage was no place for fat girls.

Obviously this was upsetting, so I couldn't let it slide by. 

Because, as a perceived fatty, I'm hungry for justice, right? 

This incident got me thinking that, whatever amount of humiliation I endured due to this one man's opinion of my physique, to feel that way on a regular basis must be unbearable. 

There are entire Instagram pages dedicated to shaming and policing women's bodies, encouraging them to take up less space, even when they are already at healthy sizes.

Just because their bodies may not necessarily match up with that of a Victoria's Secret model, they are somehow less worthy than their thin and toned counterparts. 

Placing such a high value on a woman's weight completely demeans her as a person.

When that asshat (who I can only assume had gone mad with power) attempted to fat-shame me out of the gig, he wasn't considering who I was as a person, he only cared about my attractiveness, specifically the attractiveness of my body alone. 

The same goes for thin women, who are made to feel like they are "less than a woman" because "real men like curves." 

Body-shaming works both ways, and the obsession with weight dehumanises people and their worth. 

Personally, I'm choosing to practice self love rather than dwelling on the cruel words of strangers, but it's easier said than done.

Until people realise that fat-shaming is even closer than an Instagram comment away, the issue will probably never be rectified.

Seeing people as less than deserving of basic human kindness on the basis of their numeric relationship with gravity seems pretty juvenile, and yet it happens every day, in real life, among adults.

Skinny, fat or in-between, people seem to think that they have some kind right to comment on unsuspecting bodies in a negative manner, and until we all take a stand against body-shaming, it's probably going to continue.

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As we all know, sex is a two-way thing. Pleasing your partner is equally as important as ensuring you get your kicks when it comes to the no-pants-dance, right?

Well, astonishingly, Durex revealed in a recent survey that 74% of adults report a total lack of sensitivity when it comes to using condoms, and furthermore, a lot of people then worry that sex is way less enjoyable because of it.

We can do better than that, can't we?!

Well, the condom brand that has been taking care of us for over 80 years certainly think so, and have just released a new 'invisible' condom – Durex's thinnest ever.

With a new super premium look, Durex iNViSiBLE is now available in Extra Sensitive and Extra Lubricated variants – all so we can have some really great sex.

It totally maximises the sensation, and with a high level of protection, you're totally good to… erm, go.

Durex iNViSiBLE condoms are available from all major retailers nationwide, and retail at €18.99 for a pack of 12.

Hop on it, ladies. 


She remarried last year – to dashing French businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini – and has recently begun filming the 12th series of The X Factor.

But despite her sucess, it seems that Cheryl Fernandez Versini is not immune to criticism.

Indeed, in recent months her continued weight-loss and tiny frame has sparked concern among fans and observers.

Still, the 32-year-old has angrily insisted on several occasions that she is fit, healthy and strong – and that she does eat.

Now she’s come out fighting again – going as far as to call for body-shaming to be made “illegal”.

“It’s bulls***,” she told ES magazine. “Something has to be done, changed, even if it’s done in law.

“I am very happy and very healthy. Every woman has a different body type.”

She went on to tell the publication that she has even cut back on gym sessions.

Meanwhile, her boss Simon Cowell felt compelled to defend her recently – claiming publicly that far from starving herself, she actually “eats like a horse”.

This summer, the singer attributed her noticeable weight-loss to being busy, as well as the stress of losing her father-in-law.

Taking to Twitter a couple of months ago – and evidently feeling particularly irked at the time – the Girls Aloud songstress declared: "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?

“You have no idea what I have been through. Just losing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that. Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone.”

She continued: "I’m so f***ing sick of people thinking it’s ok to be mean or body shame anyone.”


She's certainly lost a significant amount of weight since the beginning of the year – something she attributes to being busy and the death of her father-in-law.

And while she's previously expressed her annoyance at the 'body-shamers' who declare her too thin, it's clear that some fans remain worried about Cheryl Fernandez Versini's appearance. 

Tonight, The X Factor judge was launching her third fragrance, StormFlower Noir, at Aqua in London.

For the occasion, the 32-year-old wore an elegant Narciso Rodriguez black jumpsuit (priced at €2,950) which she accessorised with an OTT gold collar.

However, numerous commentators declared that her choice of outfit merely accentuated her incredibly slim physique. 

"Have a nice and big big lunch!!" said one alongside a picture that Cheryl shared this evening on Instagram.

"You look so skinny," said another bluntly. "U are amazing but very skinny," declared a further individual, while one account holder stated: "You Need to eat some food baby girl too slim… beautiful pic tho."

Recently, the singer told the Daily Mirror: "No, I’m not anorexic. I work 12 to 14 hours a day. I don’t even have time at the moment to exercise – and I don’t need to either."

She had previously taken to her social media accounts to angrily declare: "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?'


She's recently been critical of those who've called her out for being too thin. 

Indeed, Cheryl Fernandez Versini maintains that her incredibly streamlined physique is all down to being busy, as well as the stress of losing her father-in-law.

But certainly in Manchester earlier today, the 32-year-old looked slimmer than ever as she turned up for X Factor filming donning a short leather dress in a multi-coloured pattern, along with black Gucci heels.

Her hair was pulled back off her face and she kept her accessories to a minimum.

The singer also shared intimate snaps from the day with her fans. On Instagram, one shot shows Cheryl moving energetically with her arms in the air.

And a video clip sees her dancing with crew members.

"Just a mild version of what goes on behind the scenes when it gets to that time of day and me and my team are deliriously waiting for Simon to either arrive (or have his hair quaffed)," she playfully captioned the video.

However, and despite her frustrated assurances, Ms Fernandez Versini's remarkably slim appearance continues to cause concern. 

Indeed, as the latest set of pictures emerged from the Manchester auditions, many fans felt compelled to voice their opinions online.

"I am surprised she has any energy to stand up," said one, with another commenting: "She looks like a walking lampshade."

Meanwhile, a third suggested: "Your calves are not meant to be bigger than your thighs…"



Some of Michelle Keegan’s fans have shared their concern for the actress after she posted a selfie of herself last night.

Michelle showed off her tanned abs in a tiny white crop top for a selfie in her hotel bathroom mirror, while she was working in Scotland.

Writing alongside the Twitter snap, she said, “Saturday night chill night!”

While some fans complimented her "fab" and “toned” body, others were worried that the star looked a bit too thin.

Michelle has kept no secret of her full-on work out sessions ahead of her wedding to Mark Wright, but some fans think she’s gone a little too far.

“Get that girl a sandwich, and FAST” one follower posted on Twitter.

“I miss the healthier Michelle, she’s just too thin now!” said another. 

What do you think – super fit, or just too thin?