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Una Healy slams Tom Jones for fat shaming comments
Una Healy has slammed Tom Jones for his fat shaming comments about The Voice UK’s first winner, Leanne Mitchell. The Delilah singer recently spoke out saying Leanne’s singing career had failed because she was overweight – and his controversial comments had viewers calling for him to be sacked. “When she (Leanne) first came on the show, I thought about (her) trimming down a bit but she had gotten comfortable in this holiday camp and she’d put on some weight from it” he said. “She took the opportunity of winning The Voice and a chance of getting a record deal which she did, but she put on more weight, got more comfortable with the boyfriend who then maybe became her husband.”
Una, who was a judge on The Voice of Ireland, has hit out at Tom’s comments, saying a person’s weight has nothing to do with their music career. “Music success has got nothing to do with your weight.” she told The Sun. “How much you weigh won’t affect your drive. Everyone will put on weight at some point. It’s no reason not to do well.” We’re with you on this one, Una! VIP / INFORMATION VIP is Ireland’s original celebrity magazine, and is also the best selling monthly magazine in Ireland. Launched in June 1999, VIP is part of the VIP Publishing Group, which also publishes Stellar and TVNow magazines, as well as organising the VIP Style Awards and Stellar Shine Awards each year. Every month, VIP brings you the best in Irish fashion, beauty, lifestyle, weddings and parties, as well as our famous photoshoots and interviews with Ireland’s favourite stars. Over the years, VIP has covered some of Ireland’s biggest celebrity weddings, offering a spectacular insight into the big days out for the likes of Grainne Seoige, Glenda Gilson, Andrea Roche, Karen Koster, Aengus MacGrianna, Amy Huberman, Sinead Desmond, Alan Hughes, Aoife Cogan, and many more… We have also conducted exclusive photoshoots with some of the country’s best-known, and best-loved people, including Lorraine Keane, Miriam O’Callaghan, Anne Doyle, Westlife, Boyzone, Michael Flatley, Kathryn Thomas, Gay Byrne, Enda Kenny and Robbie Keane to name but a few. Alongside these exclusive features, VIP brings you the best Irish parties and weddings in glorious colour each month, as well as the most up-to-date fashion and beauty trends, and a lifestyle section that is a must-read for every Irish woman.