Back in the early ’00s Christina Aguilera held the title of “super-ripped pop star” along with other big names such as Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. And while all these ladies have had weight fluctuations that have caused tons of scrutiny (kids will do that to you, duh tabloids), none of them have have called themselves “fat”…until a recent interview where Christina called herself as a “fat girl.” Huh?
Though Xtina had a toned body for her first few albums, she eventually “got tired of being a skinny white girl” after her 2002 album Stripped, and thusly put on 15 pounds. Unsurprisingly, her label wasn’t too happy about it:
They held an emergency meeting for the 15-pounds-heavier Aguilera and told her that nobody would buy tickets or albums until she was back to her ‘toothpick-thin’ weight, so she dropped it for her Back To Basics tour.
Now, however, it looks like Christina is done trying to please the bigwigs, which she told them during the recording of her new album:
I told them during this Lotus recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore-my body is just not on the table that way anymore.
I’m sure you can understand why I’m a bit torn here. On one hand, it’s absolutely awesome to see a pop star reclaiming her body and keeping it at whatever weight she wants. We can only hope that more celebrities follow suit. On the other…”fat?” Really, Xtina? She may have put on a few pounds (check out that top photo: she still looks amazing), but girl is far from being fat. If women start seeing her weight as fat we’re going to have even more body image issues on our hands. So perhaps she can find a better choice of words next time. [via Jezebel]
What do you think of Xtina calling herself fat?