Christina Aguilera Denies Saying She Was a Fat Girl Pressured to Be Skinny

christina aguileraLady Gaga has been making serious headlines by acknowledging her slight weight gain and defying critics by speaking up about positive body image. This week, it sounded like Christina Aguilera was chiming in. In what was supposedly an interview with Billboard making its way around the web earlier today, the diva had reportedly said she's through with being told she has to stay skinny to sell her music. The story included quotes such as: "I told them during this Lotus recording, 'You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.'" and "My body is just not on the table that way anymore."

But this afternoon, Aguilera's rep told Entertainment Weekly, "She never said them." Huh? Well, that's kind of a bummer!


It was actually kind of refreshing to think, for a moment, that she did say she refused to give into her record label pressuring her to be a "skinny, blue-eyed white girl." In retrospect, I guess I can't actually see her referring to herself as a "fat girl" -- and I'm actually pleased that she didn't ... Because hello, she's not! (Though I wouldn't be surprised if record execs had called her that behind her back at one point or another.) Have you seen her new video? Hello, dangerously hot curves. 'Course the 31-year-old mom is not pin-thin these days, but she sure is gorgeous.

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And that being the case, it's a bummer that she hasn't come out with a statement along the lines of what she supposedly didn't tell Billboard. More stars like her and Gaga need to be offering fans a reality check, a realistic view into the entertainment world and the pressures they face on a daily basis to stay stick-thin. She did say to Lucky this month:

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.

That's cool, but really nothing new, eh? Ah well, given how Christina seems to generally want in on whatever's the zeitgeist, perhaps an even more empowering statement than these faux Billboard quotes is in the pipeline?

Do you think of Christina as a body image role model?


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