‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro Cheryl Burke put her weight loss success in full view in the lacy see-through mini dress she wore over a bikini in Las Vegas for her 30th birthday bash.

Cheryl Burke

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At Tao Beach at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the pro dancer impressed in the lacy and tantalizing dress under which her turquoise blue bikini served to accentuate her slim and curvy figure.

The memorable appearance on the red carpet comes after the conclusion of the recent season of DWTS and in the midst of controversy. Over the years Cheryl Burke has faced scrutiny and criticism of her weight. No need to call it “undue” as that’s a given. No one should ever be fat shamed — there are never any circumstances which make it appropriate.

Similarly, one should never be skinny shamed either. But yet, that’s just what Burke is facing now as there are suddenly critics of her recent 15-pound weight loss. Thus once again she speaking out in her own defense when such circumstances and such intrusiveness should have arisen. Sadly that’s the state of social media bullying, gossip, Internet trolling, call it what you will.

Cheryl Burke took to her Facebook page to issue a statement and she said in part, “‘Yes, I have been hurt by their criticism, but I’m only human.’ She went on to say, of her weight loss, “This wasn’t some drastic change I made overnight….I’m not caving in to the pressures of Hollywood, as some of you have expressed your concern that I might be, and I’m certainly not starving myself.”

She went on to empathize with others who may face this same kind of bullying saying, “We will all face criticism throughout our lives, no matter where we live and what we weigh. So if you’re struggling with that, you’re not alone. Not at all.”

She added, “My weight fluctuates, just like any other person’s does, and there will always be critics.”

Sadly, we have witnessed that repeatedly. Celebrities are seemingly never “just right” but rather always at the brunt of some sort of shaming. But the dancer has taken a forceful stand even as days later she went on to dazzle on the red carpet.

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