A few weeks ago, Meghan Trainor, the body-positive pop star, pulled the video for her new song “Me Too” after learning that producers had photoshopped her body to make her appear less voluptuous. Trainor, who climbed to fame singing her song “All About That Bass,” a song about having a positive self-image “no matter your size”, released her new album Thank You last week, according to New York Daily News. The curvy star has no problems speaking her mind, facing controversy full force.
The song “Me Too” is about self-love, a theme that runs rampant in most of Trainor’s works. Most of her work comes from a personal place and she hopes her music can have a universal appeal to those who listen to her music. Meghan Trainer is known for her curves and her confidence and has never strayed away from the issues of body-acceptance. In fact, she strives to live it. So, for her producers to decide to “photoshop” her body for the sake of views is a complete irony on their part, because that would be them taking away from her iconic representation of acceptance in the Hollywood spotlight.
Her strive for acceptance of all body types has made her into a very popular celebrity. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the songstress signed back in October 2015 on to become the face of FullBeauty Brands, a plus-size clothing retailer. She had also appeared at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, preforming one of her singles “No” from her new album. Billboard pegged “No” at number three on their charts the week of the Billboard Awards and shot up from number 13 in the previous week, according to the Inquisitr. Her song “No” is about privacy and respect. Her feisty lyrics in her songs secure her as top feminist icon in the music industry, and she thanks her mother as one of the biggest inspirations for her career and role modeling for body-positivity. She even features her mother, Kelli Trainor, on her new track, “Mom,” attributing her mother to her fame and giving her mother the recognition she deserves in her life, according to Bustle.com.
A day later, she re-uploaded the video without the controversial photoshopping. In an Instagram post, Trainor posted a side-by-side of her photoshopped body from the original video and her body in the new video, writing “Missed that bass. Thank you everyone for the support.” For those who wish for “Me Too,” it is currently on Meghan’s official website as well as her Youtube channel. The song “Me Too” is about self-love, a theme that runs rampant in most of Trainor’s works. Most of her work comes from a personal place and she hopes her music can have a universal appeal to those who listen to her music. So, for her to be able to turn really awkward situation into a chance to prove that tiny waists are not required to create good music videos deserves her a round of applause.