The Brit Pop starlet looked noticeably different in the video for new single ‘Love Made Me Do It’ – something she attributed to her body “changing” following the birth of first child Bear last year.
The 35-year-old’s initial response wasn’t enough to quell the various flames of debate surrounding her – particularly as new her track and supporting X Factor performance weren’t well received.
Now, she’s speaking up and out, branding the backlash as “unbalanced negativity” and “totally uncalled for.”
Her words below…
In a written statement, the former Girls Aloud member said:
While corners of her commentary do hold validity, two things are difficult to deny: 1) she factually looks different and 2) is in an industry where exactly that will be dissected.
In any case, ‘Love Made Me Do It’ has thus far peaked at #19 on the Official UK Singles Chart. Time will tell if the tide eventually turns in her favour.