Christina Aguilera 'unfollows' Britney Spears in response to 'fat-shaming' Instagram post
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Fans have noticed that Christina Aguilera no longer follows Britney Spears after her 'fat shaming' Instagram post, which has been the subject of heavy criticism this week.
The controversy started on Monday, 12 September, when the 'Toxic' singer shared a quote from comedian Rodney Dangerfield which reads: "I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people."
What has that got to do with Christina? Well, underneath the image 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??"
She continued: "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!!!"
Although it appears Britney may have been talking about the strict rules she was made to follow under her 13-year-long conservatorship, many fans slammed the star while accusing her of 'fat shaming'.
"No, not the fat shaming," wrote one, while another said, "Oof. Love Britt – but this was in bad taste. Body shaming to make yourself feel better is not where it’s at."
"What did Christina’s dancers ever do to deserve this," added a third.
Although Christina is yet to speak about the post, Page Six pointed out that the 'Beautiful' singer has unfollowed Britney on Instagram.
This is despite the fact that she kept up with Spears' social media activity and supported her while she was going through her conservatorship battle.
Plenty of fans also noticed that Britney was no longer in the group of 140 Insta accounts Christina follows, with one writing: "Amen. Christina Aguilera finally unfollows Britney Spears."
It's currently unclear at what point Christina hit the unfollow button, but many have suggested it came after the recent post.
UNILAD has contacted reps for Christina and Britney for comment.
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