Cher Was A Gypsy!


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├óΓé¼Γäóre a pikey and it├óΓé¼Γäós not even considered racist. Romanies haven├óΓé¼Γäót had much of a chance to speak up or be in the public eye ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ 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.]

Nov 26, 2010 1:30pm PDT

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