When she hit the stage at this past weekend’s Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales, Christina Aguilera looked a little bit different than we’re used to seeing her. Namely, she had a bad weave and she’d gained a bit of weight, and she did not dress to disguise that second fact. Because it’s their job to police famous women’s bodies, outlets like The Daily Mail published headlines like “Christina Aguilera Hits A Low Note.” This is especially ironic in light of the fact that X-tina did a great job with the actual singing, as evidenced by this low quality Youtube video:
Does that performance sound like a “low note” to you? It doesn’t to me. You know what’s a “low note”? Using someone’s profession (in her case, singing) as a metaphor for how fat they look in a leotard and fishnets. (Never mind the fact that pretty much everyone with a BMI above “borderline too low” looks fat in a leotard and fishnets.)
Could she have picked an outfit that made her look thinner? Sure. But I think it’s kind of cool that she didn’t. I love it how everyone’s okay with Christina engaging in cosplay and wearing a ton of makeup when she’s on a diet, but once she [goes on a new medication/gets off birth control/eats a delicious cheesecake/insert reason for weight gain here], suddenly it’s all, “ew, gross, we don’t want to see that.” Guess what? Chubby girls can be sexy, too, and Christina is here to demonstrate that fact for you. Beyond that, though, this particular pop star was never solely about sex appeal. The thing that’s always differentiated her from Britney Spears is that, in addition to being sexy or whatever, she has some insane fucking pipes, and those pipes are going to carry her career long after she’s no longer considered a babe by society’s messed up standards. Consider this my “LEAVE CHRISTINA ALONE!”
I will say, however, that she should probably get a better hair stylist for her next performance. You paid good money for that hair, girl. It does not just get to do whatever it wants.
(Via The Daily Mail)