Feb. 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM ET
Christina Aguilera wasn't on "The Howard Stern Show" this week, but Stern tried to get her fellow "Voice" judge Adam Levine to comment on the singer's weight anyway.
Asked the radio host, “This is a sensitive subject for women, but why do you think she's gotten so heavy? Is she upset?... And her clothes are too tight, right?"
In response, the diplomatic rocker said, “I’m keeping my f***ing mouth shut.”
Levine does admit Aguilera likes to wear tight clothes and is proud of her womanhood, but he refused to be drawn into comment as to her size.
“Yeah, but when you're a plus-size woman, you can't wear the tight clothes anymore," Stern continued, estimating that the 5' 2" Aguilera wears something over a size 12.
Levine, noticeably uncomfortable by the topic, countered, "I wouldn't go that far, actually."
Earlier this year, Aguilera told press she was fine with her look. "I've been on all spectrums," she said, as reported by Us Magazine. "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."
Some fans immediately came to the singer's defense. Ijeoma Okere wrote on The Huffington Post, "Good for Adam for having some class. So she's not a stick anymore. She's also not a teen popstar anymore. She's in her 30s, she's had a child and frankly I think she's happier now than she has been in a long time."
And others were glad Levine didn't follow Stern down the weight-speculation path. Wrote reader Clara on Gossip Cop: "Glad Adam didn't bite on trying to diss Christina Aguilera. I love all 4 coaches on The Voice!"
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