Christina Aguilera responds to physique critiques
January 9th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

Christina Aguilera responds to physique critiques

With more than a decade in show business under her belt, Christina Aguilera is all too familiar with the criticism that comes with being in the spotlight.

While speaking at the winter Television Critics Association press event for her NBC singing competition "The Voice," Aguilera said snide remarks about her weight aren't bringing her down.

"Women, we are definitely under a microscope and under massive scrutiny," the 31-year-old singer told the press. "As long as I am happy in my own skin, that is all the confirmation I need."

She points to the music video work she's done for songs like "Dirrty" and "Lady Marmalade," saying that she's clearly been at ease with her body despite what onlookers were saying.  "I've been no stranger to being comfortable in my own skin to take those risks," she said.

Not that she needs it, but Aguilera notes that her boyfriend Matt Rutler is also one of her biggest fans.

"I have a boyfriend that loves my body," she shares. "I love my body, my son is healthy and happy and that is all that matters."

Filed under: Celebrities • Christina Aguilera • The Voice

soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. mark

    woman must have curves...sorry, no need to be f*#@ing skeletons covered with skin, had some of those too but never as nice as a bouncy full bodied woman

    February 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Randy

    I am sure Christina is addicted to sugar and carbs just like most of America. It's a constant struggle for a lot of us to maintain a "normal" body weight. Of course, that being said, she is an entertainer that makes a fortune for what she does and she really owes it to her fans to work hard to keep a reasonably nice figure.

    February 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aj

    if she was happy in her own skin she wouldn't have that god aweful artificial tan and wear makeup. she is so beautiful without makeup

    February 7, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. CommonSense

    Fat people always say that they're "comfortable" as they are. If that's the case, then why are they also always dieting? If you're happy being fat/overweight – then why hold back? Why not just let it all hang out and just keep eating your heart out? Stop making excuses, get off your butt and start taking better care of yourself. To say that you're happy being fat is ridicuous. It's lazy. The human body is not meant to be fat. When it is, it's because something is out of balance. i.e. YOU'RE EATING TOO MUCH (Next time you see a fat person eating, take note of what and how much they're eating...) And not exercising enough. People who are overweight are not that way because they exercise. They're overweight because they don't exercise enough. STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND TAKE SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY!!!

    February 7, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Future's Looking Pretty Bright

    IWow, I've never seen so many unintelligible statements in all my life. At this rate we're just a few generations away from sitting naked in the corner, blowing raspberries, and splashing in our own private pools of drool and urine. Are people dropping out of school around Kindergarten these days or is this actually some sort of language?

    February 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. What's with her hair?

    Love her voice and could care less about her weight, but what's up with her hair? It's orange around her face, almost white at the roots, turning yellow towards the ends. Is this a new trend?

    February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Patrick

    She's always been very comfortable with her body. That's why she felt the need to buy big fake boobs.

    February 6, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. apacalipse

    I would thouroughly wreck Ms. Aguilera. I would do things to her...oh; sorry about that rant. EVERY woman needs a little meat on their bone's. And want to give her all the meat she can hold! Glory to GOD....

    February 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mom of Three

    Bet she regrets publicly calling Kelly Osbourne fat years ago.

    February 4, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Allan

    Is that a herpes sore on her lip? She looks like the dog's breakfast.

    February 4, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chloe

    Now, let's just do something about her hair...for one: wash the makup out of her hair line. She's a cute girl & doesn't need to over compensate with makeup & bleach.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. JPX

    It always amazes me when a once hot girl gets fat and then declares that she "loves" her "curves (see also: Jessica Simpson). Christina don't delude yourself, your boyfriend does not love the way you look now. If he could snap his fingers and return you to your former attractive self he would do it in an instant. Lose some weight, for crying out loud. It's not difficult, especially when you can afford a personal trainer, chef, etc. Stop being so lazy.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Engrish Major

    I WANNa dO MoToRBOAT! BrBrBrBrBrB!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Margeaux

    I like her voice. The rest I could do without. She just looks weird to me standing the way she is. Normal people don't pose for pictures like that.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Eyerolling

    Most of you sound like jealous biatches. Only reason anyone anywhere 'complains" about how someone looks is because they are insecure in how they look. Stop allowing the media to dictate how the perfect you should look. Just be healthy whether you are 100 lbs or 180 bs. Stop living your life for the mirror.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. So What???

    The tabloid media is all about her look-that's based on the music videos that used to be seen on MTV or VH1 way back when they ACTUALLY SHOWED MUSIC VIDEOS- we've all aged-She still sings WAY better than most of the "singers" that are on the Top 40 based on their look-check back on them 2 years from now...

    January 31, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. MotoJB

    She's ugly as sin...

    January 30, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  18. gwats

    I don't care what she looks like, I'm blown away by that incredible voice.

    January 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Lilbit1153

    Just liek Susan Boyle her talent is much more important than her weight. People that want to call her fat are very shallow in their thinking.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. rayjay

    Like all celebs, she immediately hired 3 trainers, a cook, and a dietician after hearing these fat jokes. She is also amping up drug use. In 3 weeks, the media will have labeled her 30-lb weight loss as a result of hard work and perserverence.

    Seems like every heavy-set celeb who claimed they were happy with their bodies always go on some diet and entire media goes ga ga over said miracle diet

    January 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Yourmomcallsmedaddy

    she should spend a decade under *my* belt

    January 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mike

    She can fill in for the dead member of the fat boys.. fatty.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  23. woodrow

    Everyone expected her to remain that skinny 16 year old kid with the big voice. That's not reality. People grow.

    January 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tastycles

    Pffft, whatever, she looks good.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. guitarharry


    January 24, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  26. dk

    btw she doesn't look fat compared to most Americans.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dk

    She looks like some 60 plus year old lady trying to look hip. Maybe it's the make-up? Maybe she needs some tan? Is her face naturally fatty or filled with botox? I'm older than her but I don't look like some old granny trying to look hip, she looks tacky not natural like in her teen years. Is she from New Jersey or auditioning for that reality show? She reminds me of Fran's mom from the tv show The Nanny.

    January 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kat

    "I have a boyfriend who likes my body." Wow, really? The unemployed loser hasn't yet paused in his jet-setting around the world with you like a lap dog and using your Black Card to tell you that you look fat? Shocking. Or maybe he's a chubby-chaser. It is the height of confidence to change your entire body and adopt an unhealthy lifestyle in order to please a man. That's empowerment right there.

    January 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  29. scotonfire

    She has another boyfriend? I thought I was her boyfriend! Say it ain't so Chris. I want to cry.

    January 22, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Thorbecke

    You are beautiful, no matter what they say.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. bud

    Some folks just don't have very much to do with their time.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  32. Miss Billie

    You go girl! Who are we to judge?! She is long as she is happy, her man and her child is healthy. The girl can blow and not one of you can compete 🙂 She is beautiful....we all are in someone's eye...if not our own. Stop judging! Damn!

    January 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. NudeTruth

    Behold the beached whale known as Christina Aguilera

    January 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ProgressivesRule

    All that matters: her boyfriend's love of her body, her son's health, her comfort in her own skin, AND THE MEDIA MACHINE THAT KEEPS ATTENTION DIRECTED ON HER EVERY STATEMENT AND MOVE.

    January 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  35. the Woof

    If she's happy then so be it!

    January 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  36. M

    she' looks fine...that hair is too long and too white...she needs a cute bob cut with high and low lights....LOL

    January 11, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. MMONIZ

    I'm very happy for you. So true, the weight should not matter, as long you happy and the most important people loves you no matter how your body looks who care. They will always criticise you no matter how you look, dress etc...just be happy and keep your head up always!

    January 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. derp

    I think I would still knock her around a little.

    January 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Average Joe

    It's not her weight I have a problem with. It's the hyper-processed look. Yuck.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Amnda

    Karma is a biatch isn't it??? If being comfortable in your own skin is so important then when you were skinny, Christina, why did you make jabs at people who were fat??

    January 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • rm

      Perhaps, Christina wasn't comfortable in her own skin when she was skinny. There are more dimensions to self image than body size, and maybe Christina has worked on those things, and thus feels more comfortable with who she is regardless of her size.

      January 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  41. MMR

    She looks fine with the exception of the too-blonde hair and the too-red lipstick. She has looked much better with a more natural style.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    Go girl. You are destined to be great. Always believe in yourselve. You'll be there.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    It shouldn't matter what she looks like all that matters is she's a great singer size don't matter just cause some of u like skinny skin and bone females doesn't mean everyones gotta be like that everyones beautiful in the creators eyes (the lords eyes) it doesn't matter what people think

    January 10, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  44. ddd

    Go look in the mirror. I'll bet you're fatter than she is.

    January 10, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  45. id hit it!

    I'd feed her anything she wanted...

    January 10, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  46. vincentvega

    It's Obama's fault!

    January 10, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  47. Tom Leykis

    She's a porker. She's fat.

    January 10, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  48. Gossipgal

    She and Snooki look alike well not anymore since Snooks lost some weight
    Xtina should look better than that, come on girl, get it together!

    January 10, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  49. lady bam.


    January 10, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  50. ugh !!!

    heads out of gutters need to worry bout iran etc.. who cares what agullara thinks about her body ... thats not news.

    January 10, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  51. Crys

    The problem isn't Christina's body at all. She's still gorgeous. It's just the size clothing she tries to put on her body. Trying to wear a size 4-6 when you're an 8-10 isn't flattering, and it can't be comfortable. She needs to learn to dress like she's comfortable in her old skin rather than trying to look like she did 5-10 years ago.

    January 10, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Jodi

      ^ My issue isn't her weight gain, it's her disheveled not fitting well at all appearance that is causing the most headlines. She has the money to get nice tailored clothing that won't make her look like 40lbs of sugar in a 20lb bag.

      January 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jd

    She is unhealthy and borderline obese.there are numerous benefits to being skinny and healthy.dont do it for vanity do it for health reasons.shes fat but shes also 'enormously' talented.

    January 10, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • JanieJones

      If you think this woman is bordering on "obese," you likely have an eating disorder, and you should perhaps have that checked out.

      January 12, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  53. Robert

    Its sad to see how many haters don't have a life! You go girl!You're going places while the haters going to there phones! God bless you, most of these idiots never bought your music anyway! Miami Loves you!

    January 10, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  54. Sticks,not cause i'm skinny but a drummer

    Her weight is okay,she just needs to get a serious head-to-toe good make over.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  55. HB

    @alecia if you're 16Olbs.why do you have to buy two airplane seats?Also unless you're very muscular which I don't think that you are or you're at least 5'11 you are fat.

    January 10, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |

    She is a nice figure on the world's scene. Thumb up Christene.

    January 10, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  57. Kat

    I applaud her for not letting anyone change her. She is real and true to herself something everyone should be !

    January 10, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  58. jimi

    Ok all you guys do your girlfriends or wives have the looks or talent she has? I bet um NO! AND ladies that criticize it just makes you oh soo not attractive lets remember celebs are people to the spotlight and press builds an image are any of us picture perfect? Lets appreciate all people celebs to by the deeds they do

    January 10, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  59. N8ball

    REAL women have curves!!

    January 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe

      that's just somthing out of shape chicks say to soften the blow.....sweetie....

      January 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  60. JohnRalph

    She likes her body best when it's being butt slammed by 300 pound black buck studs.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  61. lol

    mmm..i wanna suck on her toes and feet.

    January 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  62. jferg

    Not trying to be mean, just speakin from experience.

    January 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. jferg

    Hahhh "use my boobs to dust the floor" nah that's jessica simpson. have you seen those things since she got pregnant?!? tmz even did a "boob watch" segment – And when she has the baby there'll be nothing holding those melons up!

    January 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • JanieJones

      You are the kind of person that makes me glad that I didn't breed. If someone like you came out of me, I would be so disgustingly ashamed.

      January 12, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  64. scott

    Gorgeous,pretty,not to mention,probably in the top 5 female vocalists of all time?! Sings 3 octaves or so, perfect pitch,highest quality, i.e.: vibrato, sustain, timing, tons of feel! Being a musician myself,
    (hard rock,no less) "Beautiful" brings a tear to my eyes. Can't believe ink is wasted printing such junk!

    January 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Thank you, Scott. Christina has such a remarkable voice and it's a shame that seems to have been lost in this discussion. Thanks for reminding everyone of what is truly important and what made her famous from the beginning of her career as a child, her talent.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  65. Laura

    What is wrong with you people? If a celebrity gets too skinny, they have an eating disorder. If they get too fat, they are fat slobs. The public and the media especially drive me insane with the demands they put on people in the public eye. What is perfect? It's no wonder our children, especially girls grow up with body issues.they want to be perfect so others will accept them. What they don't realize is that they will never be perfect and the longer they strive for it the more unhappy they will be. STOP IT!

    January 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Kenny

    I love Christina thin or as she is now, with a few extra pounds – that voice is still the same. What she SHOULD watch, however, is the choice of outfits that don't flatter what she has. The last few things that I saw her in were way too tight for someone with a few extra pounds. I think it's great that she's embracing her body as is and not trying to conform to the GOTTA BE A STICK FIGURE mentality that is so pushed in all of Hollywood, but better choices of clothing would accentuate her beauty and not make her look "uncomfortable".....

    January 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Dizzyd

    Finally! Someone who isn't bony and/or whining about wanting to lose weight. Refreshing! A lot of women could learn from her.

    January 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Timmy

    What else is she going to say? 'Yes, I am fat and I can now use my boobs to dust the floor?' Of course she is going to say she is fine with her body. But it is a shame; she used to be hot

    January 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • JanieJones

      Timmy, you very obviously don't know what fat is. If you think this woman is fat, you have a mental illness.

      January 12, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  69. christy

    I'd hit that!

    January 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ivorylilly

    Stop the red lipstick so 80's and the push up breast don't need to be up to your chin

    January 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  71. mikrik13

    What's not to like. She is a very attractive women.

    January 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  72. fernace

    I'm actually glad to see a little meat on this fabulous singers bones! She used to be waaay too skinny! No1 is perfect & it's easy to blog all sorts of nastiness, but if her life is good, as she says & she's fine w/ her new curves, who am I to disagree! She looks like a normal woman to me!!

    January 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  73. jferg

    In my opinion any female who tears down other females over appearance isnt a real woman but a sad little child and a bully at that. we're supposed to stick together on this one. Someday youll all wonder why everyone is so insentive to your problems. i hope youll remember your nasty message board comments then.

    January 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jferg

    Capt.obvious Ive seen you posting all over this site today. hope you arent slacking off at work while Hurling around stereotypes that dont reflect reality, that'd be pathetic. come to my city and try to keep up during a shift with the steelworkers.

    January 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Capt. Obvious

    From Ricky Martin NOT getting married to this woman stating that she likes her body, CNN has nothing to report... again. You'd think it was being run by unionized government employees.

    January 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  76. carl

    She's got womanly curves. I find that refreshing amongst the collection of walking bones that we call female celebrities.

    January 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikrik13

      I couldn't agree more. No matter how pretty a woman's face, a boney body is anything but attractive to me.

      January 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Totally long as she's happy with herself, more power to her. She looks like a woman...not a boy.

      January 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Nicci

    She looks great! She has curves in all the right places. Looks like a woman, not a 12 year old boy. That heroine chic look needs to go away. Love her. And what difference does it make? It is her voice that matters not how she looks.

    January 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  78. ralph

    She got culo!

    January 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. maria

    If she was comfortable in her body, she wouldn't have gotten a boob job. She used to criticize other people for being fat. Now that she's fat, she's just saying she's "comfortable" with the way she is, in order to justify her weight gain from all the booze that makes her sing the wrong lyrics.

    January 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • gordy

      Are you that dense? Don't you realize that when some women gain weight, a lot of the fat goes to the boobs first? Is that still somehow not common knowledge?

      January 27, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  80. Louise

    I'm glad she likes her body, but it is the public who decides if she will continue to have success. She is too heavy for fish net stockings and leotards. She needs to amp up her style, it's getting old.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  81. red

    its her hair color that makes her look so pale!

    January 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Zombie 2

    Her skin is to pale to be a believable zombie. Maybe she could be a ghoul or something.

    January 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  83. red

    her body is fine just dont gain anymore. and stay active. I just really hate how she does her makeup and tried to rock the red lipsticK go for a nude color or something like that. But overall a awesome voice. FOR SURE!

    January 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Grizzly Adams

    I wanna make her a PB&J sammich....

    January 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  85. alecia

    No way Jose. Im not that giant. She is a humongoid. Im about 160 and need to loose about 25 or 40. She needs to loose 700 pounds !

    January 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Dothead Ragneesh

    I firsty. I make good lime slushie to drink.

    January 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Dothead Ragneesh

    She berry berry giant. Rike that arecia. Her and Arecia be giant hippopotamous.

    January 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chinkyboi

      So solly, but isha hippopottomi. Now I go have some Chinee soup, "cream of sum yung boi"!

      January 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat


      January 17, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • RonD

      Women who carp about other women being "rail thin," and "bony only do so to indirectly excuse their own obesity issues. With the rampant obesity going on today, women who do practice some self-control and take care of their bodies, rather than let themselves go should be applauded.

      January 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • PL

      Please, RonD. Your prejudices are hanging out. It's far, far more dangerous to be "rail thin" than it is to be overweight. That's just medical fact. Ask any doctor you want and look it up in any medial text you want. The strain on your heart that comes with being very thin is extremely dangerous. Teenage girls go into cardiac arrest from that, but when is the last time you heard of an overweight person going into cardiac arrest any earlier than the late 20s/early 30s? If you're just so concerned with people's health, maybe you could rally against the too thin?

      January 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superman



      January 27, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Brett


      January 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Work Out

      PL, I take it you are big? What a lame argument. We aren't talk about anorexics. Man or woman, staying in great shape takes a lot of work and most people just don't bother, and then make up excuses like yours.

      I'm 52 and I've been going to the gym or running or biking or something on a regular basis forever. And I'm in great shape. Most people are just too lazy. And THEY are more likely to die sooner.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dick Hunt

      I'd pound it a few times if you made me.

      February 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |

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