Cheryl Fernandez-Versini slams scantily-clad singers

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said female singers don’t have to sexualise themselves in order to sell music.

Despite the fact that Cheryl herself is fond of showing a bit of flesh, she was slammed other scantily-clad singers, blaming the spate of flesh-flashing on the “men behind the scenes.”

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

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


Cheryl has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity since returning to The X Factor
Cheryl posed for the cover of her latest album


While the I Don’t Care singer insisted that she’s not judging women who claim they’re empowering themselves by shedding their clothes for all to see, she added that “there’s a way to do it”.

Cheryl also admitted to being asked to do things that made her feel uncomfortable during her career.

“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**k off, I’d rather be in my own lane.”