Meghan Trainor Takes Down “Me Too” Video Because They “Photoshopped the Crap” Out Of It
Meghan Trainor’s new music video for “Me Too,” was released yesterday, but she had it taken down shortly after its release. According to a direct quote from Trainor, “they photoshopped the crap out of me.” She made this statement in a video via Snapchat addressing the situation.
Meghan Trainor’s hit “All About That Bass” became something of a phenomenon back in 2014. True to the song’s mission statement, Trainor continues to be all about that bass and not about excessive photoshopping.
Trainor’s music celebrates her full form, so it would have been hypocritical for her to allow such an edited version of her body to appear in her new video. Kudos to her for not putting up with this shit. We can talk about the negative effects of photoshopping models and stars all we want, but taking action is the only way to actually change things.
Here’s the full statement she made via Snapchat to her fans.
Seems a little rushed for such a powerful move, don’t you think? If I was taking such a stand against the industry, I’d probably do it in a setting that’s a little less turbulent than getting into a car of some kind? Is she late for something?
Regardless, it doesn’t really matter how she did it, just that she did it. Here’s the transcript from the video.
“I’m so sick of it, and I’m over it, so I took it down until they fix it,” Trainor said on Snapchat, with a caption that read “Cried all morning lol hate them.”
“My waist is not that teeny, I had a bomb waist that night. I don’t know why they didn’t like my waist, but I didn’t approve that video, and it went out for the world, so I’m embarrassed. I told them to fix it ASAP Rocky because I will be going to Times Square to play it for my fans so I hope they fix it for me. I’m sorry.”
She continued: “The video is still one of my favorite videos I’ve ever done, I’m very proud of it. I’m just pissed off that they broke my ribs, you know?’
Trainor also took to Twitter to express herself. Well, kind of.
It’s hard to take this whole ordeal seriously when she doesn’t seem to be. Just an angry emoji? Using phrases like “fix it ASAP Rocky”? Perhaps this is her way of communicating with her young fans? Perhaps this is really what she’s like?
It’s possible that this whole thing is a publicity stunt so that articles like this get written and she’s all over your news feed. Sure, that’d be a cheap move, but I’m all for the idea of this. We can say, “No, that’s not how I look,” and have that shit taken down if we want and that’s the lesson to take home.
Oh, and according to an interview with USA Today, Trainor plans on ” share a photo comparison of the two videos on social media,” so be on the lookout for that.
They’ve fixed it. At 12:23pm today, Trainor Tweeted:
There we go. Much better.