Christina Aguilera slams weight critics

Christina Aguilera has said that she does not let the criticism regarding her weight affect her, as she is very "comfortable in her own skin."

Christina Aguilera. PICs/AFP

She has been criticised by gossips in recent years for showing off a curvier figure, but Aguilera has chosen to ignore the massive media scrutiny and silence her critics.

"I've been in this [business] for a long time. I came out on the scene when I was 17 years old. You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous, this, that.

I've been on all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business," the Us magazine quoted her as saying at a press conference for U.S. singing show The Voice on Friday. Despite the heat, the 31-year-old is "very confident" in her body.

"I think my video works over the years have spoken to that... As you know, 'Dirty' and so on, and 'Lady Marmalade.' I've been no stranger to being very comfortable in my own skin to take those risks, to take those chances," she said.

The Voice coach, who is mom to nearly 3-year-old Max, feels that women are "definitely under a microscope and under massive scrutiny."

"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. My son is healthy and happy. That's all that matters," she added.

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