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Cheryl Tiegs apologizes for body shaming Ashley Graham

1 March 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Model Cheryl Tiegs recently said that Ashley Graham being on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine’s latest issue is not great as the latter is not healthy but the former has now apologized for her comments.

The 68-year-old has also covered the magazine a couple of times in the past and when Graham was in one of the covers, she slammed Sports Illustrated for putting a plus-size model. She then cleared the air via her Twitter account. Tiegs wrote: "My sincere apologies to everyone I have hurt. I truly just want everyone to be healthy & happy." She added that she wanted to clarify other body-related issues such as being anorexic, bulimic, and overweight being connected to different health problems.

Tiegs’ full statement regarding Graham being on the cover reads: "I don't like that we're talking about full-figured women because it's glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That's what Dr. Oz said, and I'm sticking to it. No, I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."

Some on Twitter contended that Tiegs might think that Graham being plus-size is unhealthy but plastic surgery and eating disorders are “better.” Tiegs has not personally commented on the statements made against her on different social media platforms.

As for Graham, she is yet to respond to the comments of Tiegs . She recently attended the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday and even attended the Vanity Fair after party. She showed off her curves in a form-fitting Bao Tranchi red dress. She also co-hosted E! News “Live From the Red Carpet” Oscars pre-show and shared, “Trying to find a dress for the Oscars, girls my size — these girls this size. I mean it has been a whole job in itself. So I am happy tonight with my outfit.”