The former X Factor judge receives cruel photo comments on Instagram

Tulisa Contostavlos has been targeted by cruel Instagram trolls who’ve compared her to Michael Jackson and Pete Burns.

The former X Factor judge, 26, was inundated with abuse after sharing a close-up snap of herself sporting bright red lipstick and a tousled up-do on Saturday.

‘I thought this was micheal jackson for a second,’ wrote one online bully, while another commented: ‘So Shocked at how much she looks like pete burns lol.’

Others harsh insults included: ‘When was Amy Winehouse dug up?’

Luckily for Tulisa, some fans were far kinder about her appearance, saying she’s ‘flawless’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘very beautiful’ and that she ‘still looks better than most’.

Tulisa’s facial features caused a stir when she appeared in court last month as she appeared rather different to how she looked when she first came to fame with N-Dubz.

The brunette later admitted that she’d had some work done but insists the only reason her transformation seemed so dramatic was because she was suffering from water retention.

‘Yes, I’ve had my lips done, and I’m happy with my lips. And I also had a tiny bit of filler in my cheeks,’ Tulisa told The Guardian.

‘Pictures of me where my face was swelling, I had water retention – where you have filler your face draws up a load of water. So my face began to swell like a balloon.’

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Anna Duff