Britney Spears is fighting back against claims of body-shaming after being accused by fans doing so in a social media post, and supposedly being unfollowed on Instagram by Christina Aguilera.
Britney posted on Instagram on Tuesday (September 13th), “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 !!!”
She added, “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 !!!”
On Monday (September 12th), Britney shared a post, which said, “I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.” In the caption, referring to her lengthy conservatorship, Britney wrote, “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 ?? 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 !!! It’s hard sometimes now I see how much of my womanhood was stripped away at that time and every person sat back and didn’t say a thing !!! Anyways … I will be here talking bout things people NEVER talked about 🙄🙄🙄 !!!”
Reports then surfaced that Xtina had unfollowed her on IG, which prompted Britney's explanation: “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.”