Meghan Trainor’s new album came out this month, which passed my notice because I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio or watch music videos unless specifically recommended to do so, and also because I hate Meghan Trainor. Watching the music video for “All About That Bass” made me feel-it-in-my-muscles angry. There’s something about the tone of her voice and just all of the presumptuous arrogance and narcissism in that song that make me want to grow my fingernails out really long and then use them to gouge my own eyes out.
But good ol’ Megan Reynolds pointed me toward “Dear Future Husband,” which is even more egregiously presumptuous, arrogant, and narcissistic than “All About That Bass,” if you can believe it. It’s a list of all the things she expects from her life-partner-to-be. Highlights include: Keep reading »
Yeah, it’s pretty clear. Meghan Trainor ain’t no size 2. But that’s simply because she wasn’t “strong enough” to maintain an eating disorder as a kid. At least, according to her interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder … I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich?’ Like, immediately,” she said. Read more on College Candy…
“They say the song is about putting skinny girls down or that girls need guys’ approval, but I just wrote a little three-minute pop song about how I felt about my body. I just write the way I talk, and I write about things I’ve experienced….People are always put off by something that’s fresh and new. When I first heard Rihanna I thought, ‘I’m not feeling this,’ and then I listened to her more and was all about it.”
Meghan Trainor‘s big hit “All About That Bass” sparked some big conversations about body shaming, the male gaze, and self-acceptance, but Meghan told The Daily Beast that she finds all the backlash somewhat ridiculous. For those of you wondering what she really meant to convey about body types in the song, she makes it pretty clear that she never read into it all that much. So there you have it! Now we can finally stop stressing over it, get on with our lives, and blast “All About That Bass” on repeat whenever we please. [The Daily Beast] [Image via Getty]
We all know pop culture doesn’t always depict average people’s lives or inner thoughts realistically. Unless Pink or Alanis Morrisette have new music out, mainstream pop music doesn’t much reflect the realities of my life. No matter how catchy a song like “Problem” or “Fancy” might be, they are pure sonic sugar. So, when I first saw the music video for Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass,” it was exciting: not only were her retro outfits totally cute, but her song was straight up body-positive. Trainor sings about accepting and loving her curves, not being a size two and realizing the images she sees in magazines have been Photoshopped and aren’t real. As a curvy lady — hips, boobs, butt, all of it — this was exciting to hear in one of summer’s top pop songs.
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I love everything about Meghan Trainor’s song “All ABout That Bass”: it’s catchy, it’s body positive, and the retro outfits and set design are so adorable. I just want to jump inside the music video and shake my booty in a pastel A-line from ModCloth. And what’s not to love about a summer anthem about a woman who “ain’t no size 2″ but can “shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do?” Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom of the top! [YouTube]