Christina Aguilera is coming back in a big way and we’ve all been talking about her new look. She just released a new promo photo for her upcoming album Lotus, and I totally agree with Trent who wrote that the ‘softer’ look often works better for Christina. A lot of us had a strong reaction to the cover art for her album, which involved a lot less clothing and a lot more… weird, to say the least. Anyhoo, Christina was talking dirty on Chelsea Lately last night, and I’m curious to hear what you guys think about her take on underwear– or lack thereof. Click inside for more.
E! has the story:
Christina Aguilera is letting it all hang out.
“I don’t like to wear underwear,” Xtina said. “I like to be as free as possible at all times. It’s just who I am.”
So why the talk about undergarments? Because the singer only agreed to do the show if Handler stripped down to a barely there ensemble as payback for the funnylady busting on her risqué fashion choices.
“You look hot,” Aguilera gushed to Handler. “I think it’s a good look for you.”
Aguilera went on to explain, “It’s empowering. It’s p–sy power!”
Read more here.
I’m not gonna lie– and the Xtina fans (hi PITNBR Jess!) might come after me for this one– but I cringed when I read this. Now I didn’t watch the show (which aired last night) and I’m sure it was all in ‘fun’… BUT I find it sooo problematic when women argue that less clothing = more empowerment. That just can’t be right, lol!
Now, I’m not big on bashing women or men for what they wear, or don’t wear. Wearing underwear or going commando– neither of these things fully defines a person, but when you champion any particular action as ‘empowering’ I just think that’s tricky. Let’s be real. When photogs catch a celebrity sans panties, are we really supposed to believe that something empowering just happened?
But in all fairness, maybe Christina just wanted to say that it makes her feel good and empowered to not have on underwear but I just think we need to stop thinking of that whole movement as something radical. It’s no longer a radical statement for women to go commando (not convinced that it ever was)– everyone’s doing it! Strangely enough, it’d actually be more revolutionary if more celebs actually wore panties, like Sofia Vergara… lmao.
What do you guys think? Am I over-feministing (because that’s totally a verb) over here? Or do you think that Christina is, indeed, a little off in her definition of ‘empowerment’?