Cheryl Tiegs feels REALLY bad about shading Ashley Graham!
As we reported, the '80s supermodel received INTENSE backlash after body shaming the Sports Illustrated cover girl by implying Miz Graham was unhealthy. Ugh.
However, Cheryl has since apologized for the comments but felt she needed to elaborate on her misconstrued statement.
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In an open letter to the brunette beauty, she wrote:
"Here is the question that was asked of me: 'Do you love the fact that we are actually stepping outside our comfort zone of what we know is like the model figure and we are actually using full figured women and making that a thing now?'
This was a generic question, and I said that I did not love it. My answer was based on health concerns because of our nation's increasing problems with weight linked to diabetes, heart issues and cancer. At no time was I thinking of a specific person. What has ensued is yet another 'manufactured media feud' that is needed to feed websites and empty air time.
"I was not equating beauty to weight or size, but unfortunately that is what the media reported in headlines. I was trying to express my concern over media images and the lack of education in America about healthy choices, thus the reference to the 35-inch waist as a guideline to health. I did hear that on Dr. Oz, but it's also stated on websites such as The Center For Disease Control, Harvard University, and The American Diabetes Association…. And by the way, my waist is 37 inches."
Of course, this sentiment comes shortly after the full-figured model clapped back at the icon for her shady remarks. The 68-year-old concluded:
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