Christina Aguilera unfollows Britney Spears on Instagram after a post that followers claimed Britney was body shaming Christina, which Spears has since denied.
Recently, she shared a quote attributed to Rodney Dangerfield that reads, “I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”
Instagram post by Spears:
I wish I could have chosen the nannies for my children … my dancers … I mean if I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I would have looked extremely small 💃💃💃… I mean why not talk about it ??
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Many took the naming of her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star and the callout of her dancers, specifically as Spears attacked them for the way their bodies look.
People called for Spears to delete the post, it didn’t take long to make its way to Aguilera’s feed, as the “Beautiful” singer has since unfollowed Spears, which Entertainment Weekly reportedly confirmed with a source “close to the situation.”
Spears addressed the controversy on Instagram on Sept. 13, denying that she was criticizing Xtina or her dancers.
“By no means was I being critical of Christina’s beautiful body, it is what it is !!! I flew to see her show once and the main thing I noticed was the difference of our people on stage !!! By no means did I even mention Christina, look at my post !!! I was inspired by her show and she is a beautiful woman of power … Thank you @xtina for inspiring me !!!”
“To be honest, I’m not trying to be critical of anybody. 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 … I would never intentionally body shame anybody because I know what it feels like … I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself, not because I hate how anybody looks … I feel like my family knew I was insecure and people were trying to purposefully feed into this insecurity by not letting me have a choice in the people who were on stage with me. I appreciate you all being understanding with me as I figure out this new life I’m living !!!”