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Christina Aguilera, When she “Feels Like a Queen”

08 Jun

http://jezebel.com/5954900/christina-aguileras-bones-mangled-in-terrible-photoshop-incident

This is another somewhat frightening and ridiculous case of photoshop plastic surgery (or body swapping?) in an ad for Christina Aguilera’s new perfume line.

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Does anyone remember the Billboard Magazine interview (which I first read about on Jezebel) in which she said this?:

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 … [In 2002,] 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, theyd told me I would effect [sic] a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors. They claimed people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during [2006’s] Back to Basics promos and touring.

I told them during this Lotus recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore — my body is just not on the table that way anymore.

Searching for the above statement, I came across this post that talks about ethnicity, celebrity, and fat– which revealed that her commentary was completely fake! What kind of harm/good might these fake words have on conversations/culture surrounding female celebrities of color and their bodies?

 

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