Britney Spears has caused controversy online after she posted a controversial quote and fans have called her out for "fat shaming".

Brit loves to share her life online and has recently shared a picture that left many of her 42million followers upset.

The pop star, known for her smash hit singles including Baby One More Time and Toxic, divided her fans who were quick to set her straight.

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She posted a picture of black text on a yellow, blue and pink background on her Instagram profile.

The quote read: “I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.”

She added in the caption: “I wish I could have chosen the nannies for my children… my dancers…I mean if I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I would have looked extremely small,” and added dancing emojis.

The star went on to ask “why she shouldn’t talk about it” and questioned her fans on whether they thought “her confidence would have been a bit better” if she could have “chosen where she lived, what she ate, who she called on the phone, who she dated and who was on stage with her”.

Brit went on to say that it is “hard sometimes” now that she sees “how much of her womanhood was stripped away” from her while “every person sat back and didn’t say a thing”.

She ended her caption by declaring that she will “be here talking about things” that people “never talked about” and signed off with three eye roll emojis.

Fans flocked to the comments to call out the star for her controversial statement.

One wrote: “You need to delete this,” while another added: “Oh honey, delete this while you have time.”

Others expressed their shock at her outburst and one follower even commented: “Oof. Love Brit, but this was in bad taste. Body shaming to make yourself feel better is not where it’s at.”

More fans called her post “not cool,” “a no” and “not it”.

A disappointed follower also called her out for “putting another woman down” so that she could “feel better about herself” and urged her to “focus on her healing”.

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