In an interview with Billboard Magazine (via Radar), Christina Aguilera talks about the time she succumbed to the pressure of being thin. To everyone’s dismay, she’s conquered that little problem, but back in 2002 while promoting Stripped she explained, ”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.”
After the tour, Christina gained 15 pounds and the label execs freaked out. Did they see a fatter Christina walk into the room, make a cross with their fingers and hiss at her? Kind of. ”They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”
Being so young, Christina believed the 15 pounds would drive fans away and affect the lives of hundreds of people. By 2006 for her Back to Basics album, she was “toothpick thin.”
Only last year did she feel comfortable enough to be who she really is. A fatty. While working on her upcoming album Lotus, “I told them [the execs]…’You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’”
Finally, the first step in recovery is acceptance so it was nice to hear Christina Aguilera admit she’s a fat girl. She went on, ”My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore—my body is just not on the table that way anymore.”
Aw, crap. That sounds like good news for her as it seems she won’t be succumbing to peer pressure anymore but it sounds like bad news for us because she may have just given up on ever getting back into shape. So, if you’re wondering, yes, I am cuddling up with old pictures of Christina while Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing plays in the background.