Britney Spears: Will The Real Bikini Body Please Stand Up? Did Pop Princess Photoshop Her Instagram Pic?

Britney Spear’s fans have a new bone to pick with the pop singer. Yesterday, she shared a photo of herself on Instagram, lounging by the pool wearing a bright yellow bikini. She captioned the photo, “just chilling.”

What’s the problem, you ask? The sky is blue, the grass is green and the water looks more than a little inviting. According to E! Online, it seems fans are up in arms and accusing Spears of trimming her waist via Photoshop. To make matters worse, they’re also saying she could’ve done a better job. Oh, Brit, say it ain’t so!

As you can see, the comments are racking up quite rapidly. Many fans believe in the “no manipulation” theory and insist the picture is an accurate representation of Britney Spears. Others are demanding an answer to the question… “will the real bikini body, please stand up!”

Comments include the following.

“You need a lesson in how to photoshop so it’s not so obvious.”

“The gap in your back should be stone, not water. Bad photoshop”

Could this just be a prime example of haters who choose to hate, no matter what? The following picture was posted a mere two weeks ago. Notice the orange bikini? It’s very similar to the yellow one, isn’t it? It’s up to you to make the comparison and come to your own conclusion.

Britney doesn’t allow nay-sayers to get under her skin. She has this to say about the frequent negativity she’s subjected to.

“Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who’ve experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences that. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don’t pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.”

NY Daily News recently indicated to readers Britney Spears is on a five-week break from her Las Vegas show. What better time to spend time with her family and soak up the sun? Photoshop aside, that is.

Speaking of her show, Britney: Piece of Me, the pop princess seems to be back in the spotlight and preforming better than before. She’s been at it for more than 15 years. There’s no indication she’ll decide to call it quits anytime soon.

Planet Hollywood seems to be the perfect venue for Britney Spears and her daring show. If you’ve never seen her in person, you’re missing out on watching her do things like singing in a ring of fire and suddenly flying from one side of the stage to the other. Maybe that’s the singer’s secret to shedding unwanted pounds.

The Las Vegas show was originally scheduled for a two-year run. But, if tickets continue to sell at the current rate, there’s a good chance Spear’s contract will be extended.

Ok, it’s confession time, dear readers. Do you think her waist is really that tiny or did she instantly lose weight, with the help of her good friend, Photoshop?

More importantly, if she did alter the photo, how do you feel about that? Scores of young girls look up to Britney Spears. And, let’s face it, what does that say about honesty?

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