Naomi Campbell comes to Ashley Graham's defence after Cheryl Tieg comments

Following Cheryl Tieg's negative comments about Ashley Graham's weight, Naomi Campbell has come to the plus-size model's defence.

"I would never make a comment like that. I think it's way too personal," Naomi told radio show Sway in the Morning.


Naomi Campbell has spoken out in support of the star

"I don't know what Ashley eats and that's not necessarily because you're bigger than me, you're eating tons of food. I've got tons of friends who are bigger."

The supermodel added: "It could be a hormone problem. I don't think Ashley's big like that. She's not a beast. I think sometimes our bones are bigger and we're just built that way. That doesn't mean we're fat.

Ashley Graham at Vanity Fair
Ashley has long been a strong voice for body positivity

"I wouldn't comment on someone's size. I just think it's wrong. I think she's a beautiful woman, regardless what colour or creed. She should be able to model." Naomi's comment come after former model Cheryl insinuated that Ashley was 'unhealthy', criticising Sports Illustrated for choosing Ashley for one of the three covers of its 2016 Swimsuit issue, insisting it was promoting an unhealthy body type.

Attending a pre-Oscar party, Cheryl told E! News: "I don't like that we are talking about full-figured women because it's glamorising them, and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That is what Dr. Oz said and I am sticking to it."

Ashley Graham close up
The star recently landed a Sports Illustrated cover

She continued: "No, I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful, but I don't think it is healthy in the long run."

Cheryl's comments sparked outrage on Twitter. So much so that Cheryl took to the social media channel to defend herself.

Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs made some controversial comments about Ashley's weight

"Being anorexic/bulimic/overweight all connected to health problems. I want all to be as healthy as they can," she wrote.

However, the tweet led to even more outrage, with many saying she was comparing Ashley's curvaceous figure to an eating disorder.

Cheryl deleted the tweet and simply wrote: "My sincere apologies to everyone I have hurt. I truly just want everyone to be healthy & happy."

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