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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has gone dark on Instagram and we don't blame her

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Cheryl reacts to criticism of her slim figure by stepping up her social media privacy settings

From SheKnows UK
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has had enough of all the haters and she’s punishing them by making her Instagram account private.

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It seems that the huge level of public speculation about her slimmer frame has got to the X Factor judge and she’s fed up with the constant scrutiny of every one of her personal photos, reports OK! magazine.

We can’t say we blame her. I mean when you don’t have millions of Instagram followers it’s a little difficult to relate to her plight, but having hundreds of people you don’t know accusing you of having an eating disorder or looking like a “bag of bones” can’t be fun.

Before she changed the security settings on her account, Fernandez-Versini changed her bio, writing: “If you're a negative person swerve. You have no place on my page. Don't waste your time. Good vibes only."

Cheryl reacts to criticism of her slim figure by stepping up her social media privacy settings
Image: Cheryl/Instagram

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However if you’re already following Mrs. F-V you’ll still be able to enjoy a glimpse into her private life. It’s only new followers who will have to be approved before they can join the club.

Fernandez-Versini caused a bit of a stir recently by suggesting body-shaming should be illegal. “Body shaming has to stop. It’s b******t. Something has to be done, changed, even if it’s done in law,” she said to ES Magazine. “I am very happy and very healthy. Every woman has a different body type and handles stress and grief differently."

Body-shaming comments aside, it seems the right thing for Fernandez-Versini to keep her Instagram account private — or as private as it can be with 1.7 million followers. They'd best toe the line or she'll be getting busy with the "block" button next.

It's not unusual for celebrities to get abuse on social media. By creating public profiles they're offering fans — and trolls — a part of themselves that goes beyond what we see on our television screens. With all the adulation comes a large dose of negativity. It's not nice but it's part of the fame game. If Fernandez-Versini can't turn a blind eye to that particularly unpleasant aspect of fame she's simply showing that she's just as normal as the rest of us.

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