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July 02, 2003

Christina Aguilera told to tone it down

The words "Christina Aguilera," "undulation" and "hose" sound promising particularly when combined with an MTV injunction to Ms. Aguilera to tone it down after viewing her latest video, Can't Hold Us Down.

Understandably, Aguilera is livid. "She doesn't say that a male performer would get away with it, but she does feel that there are double standards," a spokeswoman for Aguilera told the New York Post.

Imagine the Flea's disappointment at the banality of said video. Worse still, said song lyrics concern... wait for it... sexual double standards.

So, what, am I not supposed to have an opinion? Should I keep quiet just because I'ma woman?

The whole teapot-tempest is, in other words, a marketing ploy. And to think I believed the line about MTV having a standards department.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 2, 2003 10:07 AM