Cheryl Cole Slams "Evil" Cyber Bullies After Admitted She Has Been Targeted Online

10 July 2012, 13:11 | Updated: 10 July 2012, 13:34

The 'A Million Lights' star says she has been victimised online by people who judge her appearance and weight.

Cheryl Cole has revealed she has been a regular victim of abuse by online bullies over the past several years. 

The 'Call My Name' star says internet trolls on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook have frequently bullied her for both her looks and her weight, and described the internet bullying phenomenon as an "evil" practice.

"In the last few years, I've been bullied on Facebook and Twitter," Cheryl revealed in this week's Grazia magazine. "It's evil and very public.

"People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat."

Cheryl said she wanted to speak out about the issue of in an effort to help the teenagers she works with through her charity, the Cheryl Cole Foundation, which helps disadvantaged youths in the North East of England.

"I get what these kids have gone through because I had a tough upbringing and I understand what it feels like to get bullied like some of them," Cheryl explained. "I want to help these young people because I know how it feels to come out on the other side and be someone who achieves."

The 'Parachute' singer has also spoken about her work with the Prince's Trust, and recalled her first meeting with Prince Charles which saw her incorrectly addressing the Royal much to his amusement.

View a picture of Cheryl at a signing event for her album 'A Million Lights' last month below:

Cheryl is set to release 'Under The Sun' as the second single from her recently launched album 'A Million Lights', and the song was added to the Capital FM playlist several week ago.

Cheryl Cole will publish her first official autobiography this autumn through HarperCollins, due to be officially released on 11th October. 

Check out Capital's A-Z guide to Cheryl Cole in the gallery below: