Britney Spears was acutely criticized for her comments regarding ‘body shaming’ on Christina Aguilera. The songwriter again posted on her Instagram clearing her statement followed by receiving a backlash.
Following the backlash for her recent post which took to great controversy, the 40-year-old singer and songwriter Britney Spears spoke about “body shaming” Christina Aguilera and her dancers.
The Princess of Pop shared a picture of a quote by comedian Rodney Dangerfield that read, “I found there was only one way to look thin: Hang out with fat people. In the caption, she mentioned, “If I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I would have looked extremely small… I mean why not talk about it?”
In the comment section fans told Spears that her caption was fatphobic and body-shamed Aguilera and requested her to delete the post.
A user said, “This was in bad taste. Body shaming to make yourself feel better is not where it’s at”. Another user wrote, “I agree with your caption but sorry Britney, this post itself is very fatphobic. Not cool.”
Tess Holliday, the plus-size model and body positivity activist commented, “Oh no girl this ain’t it.”
I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself: Britney Spears
After the backlash, Spears shared a new post explaining that her intention was not to pass judgment on “Christina’s beautiful body”. She also said that she was struggling with her body image and did not mean to shame anybody for their physical appearance.
Spears wrote, “What I posted is a projection of the insecurities I deal with all the time as a result of how my parents and the media have treated me” adding that she would never body shame anybody intentionally as she has experience with being body shamed.
Further, Spears said: “I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself, not because I hate how anybody looks”. She voiced that she believed her family knew about her insecurities and feed into them by managing the people who were present with her on stage.
The post was concluded by Spears who thanked her fans for being understanding. She wrote, “I appreciate you all being understanding with me as I figure out this new life I’m living!”
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