Adam Levine Says Critics Of Christina Aguilera’s Body Need To ‘Grow Up’

He's Tired Of The Hateration

A while back we heard totally false rumors that Christina Aguilera was discussing her body image (among other things) in an interview with Billboard magazine. As it turned out the story was completely made up, but there definitely has been chatter and criticism about the pop star’s new body which looks– strangely enough– a lot like the bodies of women everywhere. But since we all occasionally tend to expect the impossible from our celebrities (like, that they don’t eat a whole lot), Christina‘s been catching some flack. Recently, her The Voice co-star (or soon-to-be former co-star, since Xtina is leaving the show) Adam Levine spoke out against the haters or body ‘bullies’. Click inside to read what he had to say.

People has the story:

“The fights that everyone thought we were having were fictional,” Levine told reporters at Friday’s press event for the show. “We never hated each other. We never had these secret battles that everyone thought we were having.”

Levine, 33, even goes so far as to stand up for Aguilera, 31, who has been the object of criticism for her weight. He says the naysayers should “grow up.”

“The one thing about the culture right now, celebrity culture particularly, is people feel like they can just say nasty things about other people whether it’s Christina or whether it’s me,” he says. “She gets a lot and it pisses me off. Of course I have her back and of course I defend her.”

Aguilera herself recently spoke out about her body, telling PEOPLE, “I’ve always been one to make it very clear, love me or hate me, take it or leave it, this is who I am. I embrace my body, and I embrace everything about myself.”

Levine, who says he’ll miss Aguilera on the next season of The Voice, believes that mean words about her appearance are akin to “bullying.”

“It’s not cool. I’ve never liked it. I think it’s horrible and I’ll totally defend [Christina] when people say things like that because it’s no one’s business,” he adds.

It’s always good to hear people speaking out against some of the madness that we all witness– and sometimes participate in– in the world of pop culture. I noticed that some readers on People pointed out that the statement sounds funny coming from Adam, who’s got a reputation for only dating models. One reader argued that his actions (dating super skinny supermodels) speak louder than his words. I’m not convinced that Adam Levine is any type of, well, feminist… but do you think that his personal preference complicates his attempts to ‘defend’ Christina? I’m sure, either way, Xtina is glad to have somebody publicly have her back. And honestly? I saw the Your Body video and I don’t see what, exactly, needs defending:

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  1. Lauren xx

    I fail to see how Adam dating supermodels speaks louder than him standing up for Christina. Dude has a type, what is so wrong with that? He has never (to my knowledge) publicly criticized a woman for her physical appearance or weight, and is now defending Christina. THAT speaks volumes to me.

    I have a body type very similar to Christina. Petite, full busted, big hips, and a booty. There are plenty of men out there who love voluptuous women, I know just by having that body type. No one fixates on them with praise or criticism, just the men who like skinny women. Why is that?

    Skinny or curvy, people need to stop hating on what is different, and see the beauty in everyone.

  2. At the end of the day, YOU have to be happy with yourself. Christina is happy with how she looks, so what does anyone else say matter? To her, I’m sure it doesn’t. However, I have to agree that people think they can say whatever they want to about celebrities and just people in general. Yeah, it’s not right. My weight has fluctuated over the years but I find myself happy where I am at now and usually am (5’10 140) but that is me. To each their own, I say. As long as you aren’t treading on me, I don’t really care what you do.

  3. I can imagine like Adam Levine defending Christina while thinking, “But I’d never date somebody with a body like that.” It’s not about having a type but the possible complete dismissal of anybody who isn’t that type.

    That’s just my perception. For all I know, he could be the least shallow person in the world and this is just the rock star image he wants to project.

  4. Ella

    How much of what we say about celebrities is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves? And how much of what we say about celebrities hurts how younger more impressionable people feel about themselves. Do the critiques think star bashing will make the female public feel better about themselves? I personally haven’t read any of the critiques about Christina’s weight, but I’m aware they are out there.
    I say, good for Adam, sticking up for Christina. He may have a type, but that doesn’t mean he is just going to stand by and let people talk trash about a woman who gained a bit of weight.

  5. CB

    Oh Adam, you get sexier by the day. Sticking up for Christina and you’re drop dead. Sigh.

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