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4:57 pm, October 1st, 2012
A number of outlets are spreading fake “quotes,” purportedly made by Christina Aguilera about her weight in a new Billboard cover story.
The phony “excerpt,” posted by Us Weekly and other sites, included Aguilera allegedly claiming she “got tired of being a skinny, white girl” in 2002 but was forced to be “toothpick thin” for touring and promotion.
But the singer never made those alleged remarks, and the real Billboard story contains nothing of the sort.
“The quotes online are false,” a rep for the singer tells Gossip Cop.
At one point in the fabricated comments, Aguilera is quoted as saying, “During the promotion of my album Stripped [in 2002], 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.”
“The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings!” continue the fake “Aguilera” remarks. “Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow.”
Unfortunately, plenty of webloids swallowed these fake “quotes” and passed them off as real.
But Aguilera never said them, and Billboard never printed them.
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