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Record Executives Told Christina Aguilera Her Name Was "Too Ethnic"



Christina Aguilera said that she faced pushback for her name. 
Pre-"Genie in a Bottle," she was told that she should change her name.
"Aguilera," she was told, was "too ethnic" and "too complicated."

"I remember when I was first coming up, there was a big debate around me on changing my last name because all the businessmen around me thought it was too long, too complicated, and too ethnic. 'Christina Agee' was an option, but that clearly wasn't going to fly. I was dead set against the idea and I wanted to represent who I really was. Being Latina, it is a part of my heritage and who I am."

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Tags: christina aguilera, latino celebrities
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