Loose Women’s Jamelia: ‘Plus size clothes shouldn’t be available on the high street’

Jamelia has come under fire after insisting that ‘fat people should be made to feel uncomfortable’ whilst clothes shopping

Loose Women’s Jamelia: ‘Plus size clothes shouldn’t be available on the high street’

by Kayleigh Dray |
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There’s no denying that they Loose Women panel aren’t shy about tackling controversial issues - but Jamelia may have overstepped the mark when they sat down to discuss whether plus-sized clothing should be marketed towards overweight teenagers.

Insisting that high street stores are helping to promote an unhealthy image if trendy clothes in bigger sizes can be bought, it quickly became apparent that Jamelia was not a fan of plus-size clothing.

She said: “I think everyone should have access to lovely clothes, BUT I do not think it's right to facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle.

"I don't believe stores should stock clothes below or above a certain weight.

“They should be made to feel uncomfortable when they go in and can't find a size."

Unsurprisingly, her comments sparked a backlash on Twitter.

After reading out some of the Twitter messages, however, Jamelia denied that she had said clothing shouldn’t be available for bigger women.

Instead, she reiterated the fact that all ‘unhealthy’ sizes - be that plus size or size zero - should be removed from the high street.

She added: "It shouldn't be normalised in high street stores. They should have specialist shops."

After her appearance on the ITV show, Jamelia posted a message to Twitter which seemed to be a response to the negative criticism she was receiving online.

It read simply: "Never waste your time trying to explain, to people committed to misunderstanding you.”

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