Yesterday, we discussed a story many media outlets were reporting on: Christina Aguilera explaining in an interview how she essentially told the big players of the music industry to shove it if they didn’t like her weight. However, shortly thereafter, it was discovered to be untrue.
A quote was being passed around that stated:
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. 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.
Unfortunately, as great as it would be that Aguilera seemed unapologetically fine with her own figure, and to have another big celebrity on the anti-standardized body shape team, as it turns out, she never made these comments. Her representative states that “she never said them,” so it would appear that whomever originally spread the quote around fictionalized it. [via MusicMix.EW]
Although those particular, more aggressive comments regarding her label and its control over her body were untrue, she did say in Lucky: “Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage.” So, while she didn’t call herself a “fat girl,” she seems to still be happy with herself and that’s wonderful, as well. I’m curious as to why the original person who wrote the fake comments did it, but I assume it was because they wish she had said something along those lines in response to criticism.
Lovelies, what do you think of this story, its aftermath and its reasoning?