Singer-songwriter Britney Spears has spoken out after she recently faced “body shaming” Christina Aguilera and her dancers in a social media post. According to EW, Spears wrote in a new Instagram post alongside an illustration of two fairies that she had no intention of being critical of Aguilera’s “beautiful body.”
The singer also acknowledged that her original comments were a “projection of the insecurities I face all the time as a result of how my parents and the media have treated me”. She continued: “I was by no means critical of Christina’s beautiful body, it is what it is. I flew once to see her show and the main thing that struck me was the difference between our people on stage!!! even Christina, look at my post!!! I was inspired by her show and she is a beautiful woman with power…Thank you @xtina for inspiring me!!!”.
Spears said she would “never intentionally shame anyone because I know what it feels like.” She wrote: “I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself, not because I dislike the way someone looks…I feel like my family knew I was insecure and people were deliberately trying to feed into this insecurity by feeding me not to leave a choice in the people who were on stage with me.”
Referring to the recent termination of her conservatory, the Toxic singer said she appreciates people understanding me as I find out I’m living this new life.” The pop star was granted her freedom in November 2021 from a judge, 13 years after the legal settlement was struck by her estranged father, Jamie.
EW previously reported that Aguilera blocked Spears after the latter shared a controversial Insta post about her size and her backup dancer’s bodies, alongside a photo that read: “I found there was only one way to look thin. look like: hanging out with fat people.”
According to EW, Spears’ fans shared their disappointment in the comments section. “Body shaming others is not the move,” wrote one Instagram user, while another added, “This isn’t it.” The singer’s original post will remain on her Instagram page from now on.