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Britney Spears responds to Christina Aguilera after she 'unfollowed her' following 'fat shaming' post

Britney Spears responds to Christina Aguilera after she 'unfollowed her' following 'fat shaming' post

Britney Spears has taken to Instagram again to explain her 'fat shaming' comments which referenced Christina Aguilera.

Britney Spears has taken to Instagram again to explain her 'fat shaming' comments which referenced Christina Aguilera.

Earlier this week, on Monday, 12 September, Spears took to Instagram to post a quote by comedian Rodney Dangerfield about how to 'look thin'.

Despite opening up about her struggles with her own body image, Spears was called out for body shaming others in the process - such as Aguilera's back-up dancers - and Page Six reports Aguilera unfollowed Spears over the post.

The 'Toxic' singer has since responded to the backlash she's faced.

Alongside an image of two fairies named Avery and Olette, Spears stated she was 'by no means' being 'critical of Christina's beautiful body'.

She continued: "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 !!!

"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 !!!

"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 …"

Spears went on to claim she 'would never intentionally body shame anybody because [she knows] what it feels like'.

"I struggle with this because of how I feel about myself, not because I hate how anybody looks … I feel like my family knew I was insecure and people were trying to purposefully feed into this insecurity by not letting me have a choice in the people who were on stage with me.

"I appreciate you all being understanding with me as I figure out this new life I’m living !!!" she said.

Christina Aguilera performing at Brighton Pride.
Jason Richardson / Alamy Stock Photo

Despite her explanation as to her previous post - which despite the widespread criticism, remains on her Instagram page - Spears has faced a divided response.

One Instagram user wrote: "Nah, that was a mean girl comment and xtina has the right to now forgive so quickly."

However, another stuck up for Spears' reflection: "And this is how a true Queen speaks."

A third said: "I think there is some definite, unintentional shaming in that post, in particular referencing Christina’s backup dancers to make others appear thin.

"Thinness doesn’t equal beauty, that’s just a harmful notion in general. Still love you, I hope this is a moment of growth."

Britney Spears has been called out for 'fat shaming' comments.
Instagram/@britneyspears

A final user recommended Spears ask friends or others for advice next time before taking to Instagram. They said: "Britney, sometimes your publications get confused. I know you're going through a difficult time, but it's okay to ask someone for help to try to translate what you feel. Its publication was ambiguous and this caused this interpretation.

"It was not intentional, we know and were happy that you came to share your intention. Just be more careful in the way you seek to express yourself so that the media itself and your family do not use it against you again!

"We love you and we know how beautiful your heart is!"

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Featured Image Credit: @britneyspears/Instagram/@xtina/Instagram

Topics: Britney Spears, Celebrity, Instagram, Mental Health, Music, Social Media, Christina Aguilera