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Singer Jamelia says shops shouldn't stock clothes for obese people

She has made some people very upset with her comments.

Source: Loose Women/YouTube

SINGER JAMELIA HAS sparked outrage after saying that shops shouldn’t stock clothes for obese people.

The singer made her comments on today’s Loose Women show, saying that while she supports everyone’s right to “have lovely clothes” and feel comfortable, she felt that stores shouldn’t “facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle”.

She said that high street stores should cater to average women and those on extreme ends of the spectrum should be catered for in specialist stores.

“I don’t believe stores should stock clothes below or above that range. You should feel uncomfortable if you are unhealthy.”

How did people react?

Not well. The Twitter response was overwhelmingly negative, bar a few voices supporting the singer, who was a judge on the Voice of Ireland last year.

The singer, though, was unrepentant.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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