Christina Aguilera unfollows Britney Spears after her controversial body-shaming post on Instagram
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: American singer-songwriter, Christina Aguilera has unfollowed Britney Spears on Instagram over a controversial post that body-shamed the “Beautiful” singer’s backup dancers.
The social media snub came shortly after the 'Princess of Pop' posted about her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star. On Monday, September 12 Aguilera unfollowed the 40-year-old Spears after she put up a post on Instagram that shamed Aguilera and her backup dancers for the size of their bodies.
"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," Spears wrote in a caption for the post, which included an image that read "I found there was only one way to look thin: Hang out with fat people." The 'Toxic' singer penned the message alongside a quote attributed to comedian Rodney Dangerfield that read, "I mean why not talk about it ?? Don't you think my confidence would have been a bit better if I could choose where I lived, ate, whom I called on the phone, dated and who was on stage with me !!!"
Spears’ post, which is still on her page, received immense backlash. While one Instagram user said, “Body shaming others is not the move," which garnered nearly 6,000 likes in the post's comment section, another user suggested, “You need to delete this." Author Julie Murphy, who wrote 'Dumplin', the book that inspired Jennifer Aniston's 2018 movie about a plus-size beauty queen, commented, "this ain't it." @nataliemeansnice, dropped a comment saying, "ooop this is far from cool, brit."
Spears' message came amid the star's freedom from her legal conservatorship, which was terminated in November 2021, 13 years after it began under the supervision of her father, Jamie Spears, which put Jamie, 70, in control of his daughter’s personal, medical and financial decisions.
Britney, earlier this week confessed to her Instagram followers that she “subconsciously” wants to “offend people” because she has “been so f–king offended” throughout her life, particularly during her conservatorship period.
"I'm meditating more and learning my space is valuable and precious!!!" Spears wrote. "I'm learning every day is a clean slate to try and be a better person and do what makes me happy … yes, I choose happiness today."
Aguilera is not the only one Britney has outspoken, she has blasted family members too including her parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, and her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, in addition to exes such as Kevin Federline and Justin Timberlake.