Stacey Solomon Refuses To Accept Magazine's Apology For Branding Her 'Cheap And Desperate'
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Stacey Solomon rejected Now Magazine's apology live on air after the mag called her "boring, desperate and cheap" on its front page.
She tweeted that it was "the meanest thing I ever saw". Her tweet was liked 13,000 times and Stephen Fry replied, saying: "I think you're wonderful."
The Loose Women star opened up about the cover on the ITV chat show, and fellow panellist Nadia Sawalha read out an apology from the magazine.
But Stacey threw it behind her, and criticised some magazines for making women feel like "they're not good enough".
In another tweet, Stacey claimed that magazines were "constantly tearing people down in a bullying manner". She asked Now to explain the comments put on its front cover.
Now released a statement, which said: "The story featured in this week's issue of Now magazine regarding Stacey Solomon was written on the basis of social media comments about Stacey and is not the opinion of Now magazine.
"We do not encourage or condone bullying in any form. We apologise to Stacey for any distress our story may have caused."
Show yourself you utter excuse of an 'editor'. Claim your work. I hope you're proud of yourself. You're the reason our nieces and daughters and friends are suffering from low self esteem and eating disorders. You perpetuate this BS.- Nicola Thorp (@nicolathorp_) August 29, 2018
P.S. THERES NO SUCH THING AS A REVENGE BODY https://t.co/YDtIkFrF71
Speaking on Loose Women, Stacey said about the cover: "Initially yes it's hurtful, I'm not a robot, I'm a human. But the bigger picture is far more sinister.
"They went on to talk about me and my sense of body confidence and how it's boring and people are getting sick of it."
She added: "These publications are tearing women down and giving them no hope whatsoever in being able to be secure in themselves. They don't see the responsibility that lies with them."
Nadia Sawalha told her: "We've all felt sad this week on your behalf Stacey. We all hold you very dear, you're super sassy and put out an amazing sense of body positivity."
As ever, Stacey has proved that she's the outspoken role model we've all come to love. Good for her for sticking up for herself.
Loose Women continues on ITV at 12.30pm on weekdays.