Alexandra Burke has said there is a “massive problem” regarding the way “confident” women are portrayed in the media and received by the British public.
Last year, Alexandra made it through to the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ final, but it wasn’t smooth sailing for the former ‘X Factor’ star, who had to face negativity both in the press and on social media.
When Alexandra finally spoke out about these negative reports towards the end of her ‘Strictly’ journey, many defended her by saying the UK has a problem with confident women, which she has now addressed.
“And that, yes, has been mistaken for confidence, and there has to be an ounce of confidence for you to go on the stage and do something out of your comfort zone. But I was trying to prove something to myself.
She concluded: “It’s a shame that some people mistook that determination and that will to want to do well, which everyone should have in life by the way, for arrogance or anything other than what it was.
Earlier this month, Alexandra admitted to HuffPost that the way she was portrayed in the press was the most difficult aspect of her ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ experience.
She told us the “negative and untrue stories” about her began to feel “personal”, adding: “For me, [the negativity] came out of the blue and felt to a degree… like it was a bit personal, and a slight attack.”