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Upon taking the stage in a tight, corseted onesie and fishnets, Christina was visibly disheveled. Brittan's the Daily Mail was one of the many news outlets to weigh in unfavorably on the singer's new look. "Her blonde hair, which was filled out with long extensions, was matted mess and her skimpy corset and fishnets did little to flatter her very curvy figure," writes the Daily Mail reporter. Internet blogs were far less kind when it came to Christina's more noticeable curves. "She's gone all Aretha Franklin," wrote Celebitchy. And, "It's quite clear Ms. Aguilera needs to shed a few pounds," blog That Grape Juice posted after the performance.
On a more positive note, Christina did garner universal praise for her performances of 'Smile' and 'Dirty Diana' at the MJ Tribute. Christina was one of the many celebs, including Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo and Jackson's own children, who hit the stage at the 'Michael Jackson Forever' concert in Cardiff, Wales. The Black Eyes Peas and Jennifer Hudson were also scheduled to attend, but pulled out at the last minute due to production issues.
Between her divorce, struggles with alcohol and her movie 'Burlesque' flopping, it's been a rough year for Christina. Do you think the criticism over her weight gain is unfair? Comment below with your thoughts.
Watch Christina Perform 'Dirty Diana' and 'Smile' at the 'Michael Jackson Forever' Concert
Watch Christina Aguilera's Video 'But I Am a Good Girl' From 'Burlesque'