Christina Aguilera Is Charging More For XXL Sizes Of Her 'Liberation' Tour Merch And WTF
26 September 2018, 16:07
This is not on...
Christina Aguilera is having an incredible year so far. First things first she made a triumphant return to music in May with her first single in five years ('Accelerate'), then she collaborated with Demi Lovato on their critically acclaimed duet 'Fall In Line' and weeks later she released her eighth studio album Liberation. The LP received huge praise for its cohesive nature and Christina's stunning vocals.
That's not all though. Christina kicked off her first tour in a decade last night and it's safe to say that it got off to an amazing start. Not only did she perform to a huge crowd of thousands of fans but she also powered through a setlist of her some of her biggest hits and debuted some new material. That being said, one thing is confusing fans and it has something to do with the cost of her merch.
The items available are normal for any concert tour. Christina is selling her own t-shirts, hats, hoodies and posters. However, people have noticed that the merch is a) expensive ($45 dollars for a t-shirt is a lot) and b) Christina is charging $5 extra for any apparel that comes in an XXL or and XXXL.
An image of a merch stand at her show is doing the rounds on social media atm that confirms it. If you look next to the new 'Suck' and 'Dirrty' t-shirts that are on sale, you can see a sign next to them that says: "add $5 for all XXL and XXXL".
Here is the merch in question.
It should go without saying that this is wrong. People shouldn't have to pay extra for clothes just because they're a different size to other people. Not to mention, considering that Christina is such a brilliant advocate for acceptance and anti-bullying, it seems odd for her to endorse this.
Unsurprisingly, the internet isn't impressed with this or the price of the merch in the first place.
Here are just a few of the reactions.
Is Christina really charging extra for XXL and XXXL sized merchandise? Brutal. https://t.co/sTp4lPk9E2— A🐝 (@husseybyname) September 26, 2018
Christina.. honey. Merch ain’t cute. It’s all one color and then you charge $5 for upsizes? Girl get some help. This is gross. It’s Harry’s merch all@over again. Damn azoffs.— valerie™️ (@crownkinglouis) September 25, 2018
Okay scratch that I won’t be able to go out for weeks after buying all this damn ma $35 for a hat???? https://t.co/4CyydmcGhE— Veronica Paige (@VeronicaPaige17) September 26, 2018
This isn't the first time that something like this has happened. There was a similar pricing controversy at a Harry Styles show last year. However, Harry's team later confirmed that the venue made a mistake and the issue had nothing to do with him. With this in mind, we think that there's a good chance that Christina wasn't part of her merch pricing.
As it stands, Christina is yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if and when she does.