Cheryl responds to 'relentless abuse' over her X Factor performance 3 years ago

Cheryl responds to 'relentless abuse' over her X Factor performance

 

"Is this any different?"

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Cheryl has responded to the "relentless abuse" she has gotten over her X Factor comeback performance.

The former X Factor judge returned to the TV series' stage over the weekend, where she performed her new single, Love Made Me Do It. 

However, the performance wasn't well received by social media users or critics - and, well, the feedback has been absolutely brutal.

The mum-of-one responded to the critics on Tuesday, after she thanked her fans for their "lovely comments and support" amid the drama.

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She said:

"I wanted to start by saying thank you all so much for your lovely comments and support about my performance on Sunday. You may not have read about them but I definitely saw and felt them.

"Having spent 16 years in the public eye I have always been accepting of people's opinions. Me personally, my music and performances are never going to be for everyone. And that's OK.

"I let a lot of things lie but the sheer level of unbalanced negativity towards me in the tabloid press these past few days has been quite frankly shocking and I need to address it.

"This level of relentless abuse should not be tolerated in any walk of life.

"From my appearance, my body size and shape to my performance and even dragging innocent people into this like they did to Nile Rodgers simple for a clickbait headline is totally uncalled for. It also gives the trolls a bigger voice and platform.

"What's even more surprising to me is that some of these people are the first to write that we should be more socially aware and conscious of online bullying and mental health awareness.

"Is this any different?"

She finished up the post with a defiant message to the people who had critiqued her.

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She added:

"I did watch my performance back and I LOVED IT!"