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Cher Was A Gypsy!

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X Factor's Cher Lloyd is standing up for her Romani heritage and says she's "proud" to be a gypsy!

After revealing that she lived in a caravan with her parents and wore hand-me-downs given to her by her Romani aunt, she wants the world to know that she's "never going to forget [her] heritage, no matter what."

She also admitted that she was bullied for her gypsy roots and was labeled the racist term, "pikey," by her classmates.

Cher adds:

"I hate that people can say you’re a pikey and it’s not even considered racist. Romanies haven’t had much of a chance to speak up or be in the public eye – I want to make a start."

Good for you, Cher! We're proud of you for standing up for who you are! The world definitely needs more people like you.

[Image via WENN.]

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