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Former 'Sports Illustrated' Model Cheryl Tiegs Criticizes Magazine's Latest Cover Girl

By Cindy Davis | Celebrity | February 26, 2016 |

By Cindy Davis | Celebrity | February 26, 2016 |

If you’re a celebrity of a certain age and you have offensive and severely outdated ideas about your fellow persons, might just one of you keep your goddamned mouth shut, or whisper your opinions to yourself while you’re taking a dump? That way you can get out all your shit in one fell poop.

Look at this GORGEOUS HUMAN BEING (who btw, Cheryl Tiegs, does possess actual human being feelings).


Ashley Graham was one of three amazing women chosen for this year’s coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Many of us regular folk can barely stand the thought of going into a dressing room to try on a bathing suit, so I can’t imagine what it feels like to put yourself out there for all the world to judge and comment on. But you, Cheryl Tiegs, you can imagine that, can’t you? So, I guess you forgot how hurtful it might feel to be on the receiving end — or for the rest of the imperfect people in the world who might have a body type different than yours — of your thoughtless and irresponsible public statement to E! News, .

“I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]…No, I don’t think it’s healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.”

Thank you Doctor Tiegs. What’s that? You’re not an actual physician who’s examined Graham? Ooooh, then piss off.

Tiegs also mentioned that she got her very specific measurement of health from television personality and surgeon, Dr. Oz, whose advice has been criticized by the British Medical Journal as “lacking proof ” or “contradicting science” more than half the time.

Of course, the world quickly and negatively responded to Tiegs’ criticism, and realizing she was in trouble, the former model quickly…clarified?

Sorry, Cheryl; that didn’t really help. Let me clarify: You are not qualified to make any judgement that another person is “unhealthy, anorexic, bulimic” or “overweight,” not just by looking at the person, and especially not based on a picture you saw on a magazine. The comments you make are at best unqualified and hurtful and, at worst, dangerous. There are girls out there who might read what you said and actually take that message to heart. So, if you have a modicum of sense in your head, please admit your lack of medical knowledge and misplaced opinion, and retract your comments with an apology. And, if you ever feel the need to express such nonsense again, please go scream into the closet where you keep all your less-than-35-inch-waisted clothing, because alone in that dark place is the only place you’ll find suitable company.

Ashley, you are simply perfection and any of us would be lucky to look like you.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter)