Christina Aguilera’s weight gain has been defended by her friend and fellow Voice judge Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman was appearing on shock jock Howard Stern’s show earlier this week, when Stern – now an America’s Got Talent judge – asked:
“Why do you think [Christina]’s got so heavy, is she upset? She used to be so f**king hot! And her clothes are too tight, am I right?”
Levine wouldn’t be lured in though, and gallantly set about defending Aguilera’s right to carry some extra pounds:
“Her clothes are tight, she likes to wear tight clothes. She clearly likes to talk about being comfortable with being a woman, and snapping her fingers and doing the whole [diva] thing.”
New-age guy Howard wasn’t done, however, arguing that “When you’re a plus-sized woman, you can’t wear the tight clothes anymore.” Levine was just as rapid with his reply to that, stating, “I wouldn’t go that far actually.”
Aguilera’s rising weight has been seized upon by all corners of the media, with a notable undercurrent of sniggering taking place. Yet the Grammy-winning songstress says she is content with her weight. In a recent interview, she addressed the subject defiantly, saying:
“As long as I’m happy in my own skin, that’s all I need. I’m happy with where I’m at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body.”
Was Howard Stern out of line asking such questions? Would he have posed the same query about, say, Seth Rogen? Or was Howard Stern just being Howard Stern?