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Was Christina Aguilera’s TMI Moment Totally Irresponsible?

Christina Aguilera recently appeared on the show Chelsea Lately. Her interview began with host Chelsea Handler coming onstage wearing a skimpy Aguilera-style outfit. In the discussion following, the singer and The Voice judge admitted that she felt free when she didn’t wear pants, just nylons. She further revealed that she loves to go “commando.” Lovely! (Can you hear my sarcasm?)

See the video:

Now, I know Chelsey Lately is a late-night adult show and that the likelihood of young girls are watching it is slim. However, I wasn’t watching Chelsey Lately when I first saw this clip. I found it on Comcast.net. And I’m pretty sure any young Aguilera fan could find this video after searching for her online.

It is the spread of this type of media that is most damaging to young girls. Even though the initial interaction was on an adult program, it quickly became available online. And for those who are ready to argue that we at PI are playing a part in spreading the video, my response is that our copy is accompanied by an article that condemns Aguilera’s actions. We’re not endorsing it or glorifying it. We’re using it to demonstrate a point about the media.

When I saw this video. I was prompted to think about Amanda Todd and other young girls who sexualize themselves online. We live in a world where celebrities dress or act provocatively in order to advance their careers or get attention. Sadly, for the celebs it usually works.

So why wouldn’t young girls think it’s harmless also? It’s all innocent fun for the celeb, right? At least, that’s the impression they like to give. Why wouldn’t young girls behave in the same way? But when they do, real life kicks in. Because behaving this way in the real world has real world consequences. It may be considered cool in Hollywood, but it’s not cool in real society.

I don’t know if there is officially a connection between a star’s reckless actions in public and young girls behaving immodestly, but it seems obvious to me, at least, that if young girls are fans of these stars, they often choose to be like them and emulate their actions.

I believe that Aguilera has a responsibility to young girls, especially since she’s a judge on The Voice, a show with a target audience of young people. I honestly don’t care what she does privately, but promoting her willingness to sexualize herself in public is simply irresponsible.

When a Hollywood celeb’s irresponsible actions are admired, are young girls empowered to act the same way?

Image: eonline.com

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  1. bbgirl2000

    Posted by bbgirl2000 on June 8, 2014 at 16:19

    I like Christina, and going commando is not that bad. If shes not wearing underwear because she’s trying to be sexual and showing it to men, that’s a problem. However, I highly doubt that’s her intent, and I think she just doesn’t like the slight discomfort of underwear, as my mom does.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by jordangoesrawr on November 9, 2012 at 19:26

    What’s the big deal? Ever since I was young my mom told me it was bad to wear underwear all the time. There’s nothing wrong with going commando!

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by CherryBlossomPrincess on November 3, 2012 at 12:56

    I love how you’ll talk about how we shouldn’t spread bad messages to young girls and all, yet you go show us a video like this.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Maddie on November 5, 2012 at 13:45

      Exactly! We wouldn’t even know it happened if she hadn’t made a whole post about it!!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by mc1207 on October 31, 2012 at 17:08

    HAHA. I think not wearing underwear is a-ok. I don’t wear underwear consistently and I wear a bra even less! Sorry. I think this is silly. Maybe the difference is that I don’t typically wear skirts above knee length (above around 4 inches above the knee tops).. in fact I LOVE long skirts. When I wear trousers/pants not wearing underwear is never a problem (unless they’re too tight)..

    To answer the question “When a Hollywood celeb’s irresponsible actions are admired, are young girls empowered to act the same way?” No. Because I don’t think I’d ever dress like C-Aguilera does (as much as I like her and adore her voice). I’m an individual. I belong to God. As long as we’re focused on that in life, Matthew ch.6 says not to worry. So I don’t.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by DaughterofGodLoves on October 29, 2012 at 19:49

    I don’t think we should judge her about it, or try to call her out on it. There are many women in the world today that aren’t christians and they don’t understand what they are doing. Yes, it was wrong and many girls look up to her but she don’t need to be judged over it when many girls do it everyday.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by saralohrbach on October 28, 2012 at 13:04

    Christina was very immodest in the way she was dressed and for sharing that information with us. Personally I think that if u dont wear underwear that’s nobody elses buisness but yours. Sharing that information is like trying to get a guys attention. I think Christina needs to be a better role model for young ladies. I dont appreaciate her sharing that info. YES THAT WAS TMI!

  7. bethanytorstenson

    Posted by bethanytorstenson on October 27, 2012 at 13:53

    I used to like her as a voice coach, and now this is just NOT GOOD at all!

  8. amberkathleen

    Posted by amberkathleen on October 27, 2012 at 13:42

    It’s not the fact she doesn’t wear underwear, I could care less about that, it’s her personal decision. But telling the world that on television, seems a little bit classless and trashy to me. I’m not saying SHE is classless and trashy, I am saying this choice that she made to do this.. was. Every man that saw this is probably thinking about things they shouldn’t because she made the choice to let the world know that if you look up her skirt.. it’s not going to pretty.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by maward29 on October 27, 2012 at 10:23

    At the end Katie Krause of Clever News asks, “… was it TMI or can you appreciate her honesty?” Telling publicly that she doesn’t wear underwear does NOT make her an honest person nor was it anything to appreciate!

  10. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on October 27, 2012 at 06:33

    I have watched The voice before and she is always wearing plunging necklines and really super short dresses/skirts. Me and my sisters are always shocked at what she wears. That is not even mentioning what she is wearing now. I totally agree that God has given her an amazing gift and she is misusing it.

  11. Paris

    Posted by Paris on October 26, 2012 at 23:53

    Who cares if she’s not wearing underwear? I don’t at all. I believe someone does because she is a star,and people are obsessed with stars. This is tottaly innapropriate and pointless. As for not wearing pants,that is WAY out of line.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by Maddie on October 26, 2012 at 22:48

    Why do you tell people not to follow her example then post a video for young girls to watch?????!!

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeMyLoveStory on October 26, 2012 at 21:57

    if u dont wear underwear and u unexpectedly get your period…
    well, good luck.
    (which is what happened to her on stage once)

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by haileyjo on October 27, 2012 at 12:40

      if you unexpectedly get your period with underwear it sucks too…………. just sayin.

  14. SarahKane

    Posted by SarahKane on October 26, 2012 at 21:12

    Why do we care???

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by bridgittku on October 26, 2012 at 19:27

    I agree, Nicole! Every celebrity is really a role model b/c they have fans everywhere that are watching everything they do and say. I think most celebrities don’t take that into account and assume that they can use their popularity any way they want. It really has a negative effect on the young people who see this basically everywhere. There’s nothing wrong with someone not wearing underwear under their clothes b/c it’s their decision, but I don’t think they should announce it so publicly!!!

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by LoveConquersAll on October 26, 2012 at 18:14

    Well even without the things she says her outfits are quite revealing often showing most of her boobs if she sitting ‘right’

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by diorgirl17 on October 26, 2012 at 15:48

    Thank you! i see nothing wrong with this. Some people just don’t like wearing it. Doesn’t mean they are trying to sexualize not wearing underwear….In my personal opinion you should wear underwear because it does protect you. I see your point that these young girls do look up to these women etc but In the bible it does NOT say its a sin to not wear underwear, please correct me if im wrong. Please make sure when you write these kind of articles which i see alot on this site you make sure to take YOUR personal opinion out and put what GOD actually says in them. Thats what is in important. Keep up the good work, God Bless you.

    • SlinkyKitty88

      Posted by SlinkyKitty88 on October 27, 2012 at 01:27

      ^^This is exactly what I came here to say!
      When you see a dancer performing, you know they’re not wearing underwear. How is it different with a singer?

  18. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on October 26, 2012 at 15:38

    I will never watch the Voice again! I thought the show had a good purpose–to find new hidden talent without judging people by their looks–but now with that thought in mind, I’ll be going into another room when my family watches it. How gross that she put herself out like that. Hollywood or no Hollywood, famous or not, showing off your private parts is NEVER okay!!! It’s GROSS!!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Disciple411 on December 6, 2012 at 08:52

      We can’t judge her, because she is not a Christian. She is the part of what many girls think of as beautiful. 🙁 It’s not just her image it all the images we try to to avoid as Christians. It has a REALLY negative impact on me.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by jordangoesrawr on November 9, 2012 at 19:22

      Lol you’re kidding right

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 17:08

      You said you “thought the show had a good purpose”.. yet the purpose of the show hasn’t changed. Your PERCEPTION of one of the judges has changed. Remember, you liked the show before. Why should knowing something about one of the judges suddenly make you feel any different?

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by Heiseverywhere on October 26, 2012 at 14:54

    i don’t get what the big deal is? i don’t wear underwear. not to be something, but because it’s way more comfterable. and i tell people too. and she’s right it does make you feel free.

    • applebypie123

      Posted by applebypie123 on October 28, 2012 at 11:34

      omg how do you not wear underwear?????????? what the world??? what about when u wear skirts?or white? omg!

      • applebypie123

        Posted by applebypie123 on October 29, 2012 at 17:45

        i am not trying to be rude and I honestly dont appretiate the rudeness. This is supposed to be a place where girls can be honest, I am just confused. Like how does that even work?

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by LizzyL on October 28, 2012 at 17:33

        OMG its really none of your concern to ask about how she does or doesn’t wear undies.

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by IamLaura on October 26, 2012 at 12:04

    As long as she’s not showing off her butt, why does it matter if she’s not wearing any underwear? I really don’t see the importance of this.

    • EmilyMae4

      Posted by EmilyMae4 on October 27, 2012 at 07:33

      It really doesn’t matter if she wears underwear or not, what really matters is if she acknowledges the fact in front of others that she’s not wearing any. Men could be getting bad signals and wrong thoughts, and young women (or older women too, I suppose) can get a bad example to be a proper and responsible adult. I find Christina, not a God fearing woman, therefore, I don’t find her actions right. But I will continue to pray for her and for others who do not follow the Lord.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by haileyjo on October 27, 2012 at 12:38

        Problem is, she’s not a Christian. We have no right to judge her at all. If she was saved and conducting herself in a manner unworthy of the name of Christ, then we could call her on it. But the writer of this post should have thought things through from a Biblical standpoint before putting this out there as a no-no. She is lost, and will be held responsible for her actions one day. Until then, all us Christians can keep our panties up(if that’s really what this is about) and move on.

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on October 26, 2012 at 16:20

      You’re missing the point. It’s not about what Aguilera does in private, it’s that she’s advertising it. Imagine a young girl sees that and thinks its cool. So she does it too, and like Aguilera, she too starts advertising it, maybe at school or to her friends. Do you think she’ll be considered cool too? Or maybe that news will spread and she’ll be treated like Amanda Todd.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by haileyjo on October 27, 2012 at 09:30

        I don’t understand why it is a bad thing not to wear underwear. Why is she being irresponsible or a bad role model? She’s not a good role model by any means, but I think this is the least of her problems. Not wearing underwear isn’t a sin. Gosh people. And if young girls want to go without wearing underwear because it is comfortable, go for it. As long as they aren’t showing it off everywhere..

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by diorgirl17 on October 26, 2012 at 15:49

      I agree!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by UntoldPromises on October 26, 2012 at 13:53

      Because she has young fans who watch her, so she is a role model and should be careful with her actions. Fans, especially younger ones try to copy her actions, so when they see inappropriate things that she does they will want to mimic so they can be like their “idol”.

      • claremead1998

        Posted by claremead1998 on March 3, 2013 at 10:10

        @UntoldPromises. If parents were parents and had they’re children idolize God and not celebrities, we wouldn’t have a problem.