Pop icon Christina Aguilera unfollowed Britney Spears on Instagram after the singer-songwriter made a divisive comment about her figure.
Through a source with direct knowledge of the matter, EW has revealed that Aguilera made the move on Monday, not long after the latter posted on Instagram about her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star in a post that ridiculed Aguilera and her backup dancers for the size of their bodies.
“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,” said Spears in the post’s caption, which also featured an image with the words: “I found there was only one way to look thin: Hang out with fat people,” to which comedian, Rodney Dangerfield, is credited.
“I mean why not talk about it ?? 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 !!!”
Fans, however, didn’t seem to like what Spears had to say. “Body shaming others is not the move,” one user said in the comment area of the post, earning nearly 6,000 likes. Julie Murphy, the author of the book “Dumplin’,” which served as the basis for Jennifer Aniston’s 2018 film about a plus-size beauty queen, responded, “This ain’t it.”