Cheryl Burke Hits Back At Critics Over Weight Gain

October 24, 2008 By:
Cheryl Burke Hits Back At Critics Over Weight Gain

'Dancing with the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke is getting some major criticism for her recent weight gain. She blasted the media earlier this month for sending out a dangerous message to her young fans, and now she's talking to Ellen hoping to put the stories to rest once and for all.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Burke said, "I was like, maybe I should just starve myself for four weeks just so people would shut up," she said. "But at the end of the day ... I'm an athlete. I like to eat, I like to work out, and I like to feel healthy, and I feel healthy."

It's actually really sad that her weight gain has become such a huge issue. She's eating right and exercising, why are a few pounds such a big deal? It's much sexier than being stick thin.