“My waist is not that teeny!” This morning we received an email about a new Meghan Trainor music video and our first thought was ‘WOW she really keeps rolling out new songs and videos…our girl is killing’ it!’
But when we went to post about our new favorite videos that dropped today (you can find the original post HERE), we noticed that it had been yanked from the Vevo page.
After about an hour of speculation, we saw that Meghan posted a Snapchat video confirming that it had been pulled due to Photoshopping! It turns out Meghan had not approved that cut of the video and that she didn’t want to be edited like that! “Hey guys, I took down the ‘Me Too’ video because they photoshopped the crap out of me and I’m so sick of it and I’m over it,” Meghan explained.
“So I took it down until they fix it. 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.”
She went on to clarify that her team is not to be blamed. “Not my team, my team is the best, I don’t hate my team. I hate people who edit and photoshop. I have an anthem about it. Check it out, it’s called “All About That Bass” on the first album.” *Insert hands clapping emoji here*
Meghan also said that this video is still one of her favorites that she’s ever done and she’s very proud of it, but that she did not approve the editing of her body.
It’s so unfortunate that anyone would photoshop her in general and there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes and in editing that none of us know about, but to post the video without her approving it? Yikes! No need for Meghan to be embarrassed because she danced her booty off in that vid and she deserves to love it. Here’s the still from the video that Meghan Instagrammed this morning in excitement for her fans to see her hard work.
It should be the norm that an artist is 1. not photoshopped and 2. gets to approve his/her own video before the world sees it. The video IS AMAZING (minus the photoshop) and “Me Too” might just be our favorite song from her yet, so it’s unfortunate that this had to happen.
Kudos to Meghan for addressing it, being a role model to girls everywhere, and for loving herself the way she is because that just makes us want to love ourselves for who we are too.
Meghan Trainor continues to prove that she’s not only one of the most consistent artists (not just female) making music right now, but easily one of the most important role models on the radio right now. You go, Meghan!
Watch the Snapchat video here and let us know what you think of this whole thing.