Christina Aguilera revealed yesterday that she was pressured by her record label to be a skinny, size zero. During her “Stripped” album, she was told to lose weight, of which she complied. She was guilted into doing it because she basically didn’t want anyone to lose their jobs because of poor record sales.
Reportedly, she said, “During the promotion of Stripped in 2002 I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl. I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would affect a lot of people if I gained weight – the production, musical directors.”
Now that she has recorded her latest album “Lotus”, he said, “You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore – my body is just not on the table that way anymore.”
Since, we’ve learned that the quotes attributed to Christina Aguilera were fake! It was a good message, though. Crazy, right?