Britney Spears is facing backlash after seemingly body shaming Christina Aguilera’s dancers.
“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 ??” the superstar, 40, wrote Monday via Instagram.
Her post was accompanied by a quote attributed to Rodney Dangerfield: “I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”
Unpacking grievances from her days spent in a conservatorship that stripped her of many personal freedoms, Spears went on to say that her confidence could have benefited from “[choosing] where I lived, ate, whom I called on the phone, dated and who was on stage with me !!!”
During the nearly 14-year legal arrangement established by her estranged father, Jamie Spears, the singer performed a four-year Las Vegas residency and embarked on multiple world tours. (She has alleged that she toured in 2018 against her will.)
Meanwhile, Aguilera, 41, went on several tours during Britney’s Sin City run and eventually assumed a residency at Planet Hollywood once her longtime pop rival left.
Fans expressed disappointment in Britney for comparing her dancers’ physiques to those of Aguilera’s.
“Britney… body shaming is out,” one person wrote, with many echoing a similar sentiment.
“Oh honey, delete this while you have time,” a follower urged.
Someone else called Britney “so wrong” for the post, elaborating, “There is so much more to life than looking thin.”
Another person added, “This is so f—king offensive Britney.”
However, Britney — who said in a since-deleted voice memo that she doesn’t mind offending others as she has felt “offended” her whole life — still seems unbothered by any criticism. (“offended 🤷🏼♀️??” she added Sunday. “Don’t watch me 😝 !!!”)
Britney concluded her Monday message by saying, “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 🙄🙄🙄 !!!”
Britney previously lamented over being the “heavy girl” on stage, saying it “wasn’t fun” and rather “humiliating” in a March Instagram post.
This also isn’t the first time Britney has mentioned Aguilera via social media. In November 2021, she dragged her former “All New Mickey Mouse Club” co-star for staying silent on her conservatorship struggles.
“I love and adore everyone who supported me … but refusing to speak when you know the truth, is equivalent to a lie!!!” Britney wrote over a clip of Aguilera’s red carpet snub at the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards.
“13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is such a hard topic for people to talk about???” she continued. “I’m the one who went through it!!! All the supporters who spoke up and supported me thank you … Yes I do matter!”
Aguilera had been asked by reporters at the awards show whether she “had any communication” with Britney in the days after the conservatorship was terminated.
Aguilera’s publicist, Brett Ruttenberg, who accompanied her to the event, quickly intercepted with, “No, I’m sorry, we’re not doing that tonight, thank you though, bye!”
“I can’t,” Aguilera then said as she walked away, adding, “But I’m happy for her!”
“I will just say what I do feel comfortable saying, as I’ve said before actually and stated: that I couldn’t be happier for her,” Aguilera told media personality Enrique Santos while promoting her Spanish EP, “La Fuerza.”
“Every woman deserves to feel empowered and to own that for themselves however they see fit.”
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