All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor has lashed out at her label for releasing a heavily “Photoshopped” version of her new video — and now she’s released the unedited version.
When Meghan Trainor’s clip for Me Too debuted earlier this week, it drew rave reviews from her fans — but not from Trainor herself.
“They Photoshopped the crap out of me,” she explained via Snapchat. “I’m so sick of it and I’m over it so I took it down until they fix it.”
In case there was any doubt, Trainor even posted a side-by-side comparison of a still from the edited video and a still from the unaltered version on Instagram.
Trainor told USA Today that she found the video “insulting”, and that she couldn’t believe it when she saw fans posting pics of her tiny waist.
“I saw fans posting it and was like, ‘Why are fans ruining my waist? Are you kidding?’ Then I went to the video and was like, ‘Oh my God’. I texted the editors like, ‘I never asked you to touch my waist. I want my waist back.'”
Trainor, whose breakout single All About That Bass was specifically about body positivity, says she has fallen victim to Photoshop before, but “this one was the worst”.
“I screamed in my hotel room,” she said. “I was like, ‘Why would they do this?’ I cried. I had to try not to cry because I had my (makeup) done, and was like, ‘Don’t ruin this. Go work and ignore it,’ but I couldn’t help it. I (posted a video) on Snapchat and was like, ‘Hey, I took down my video because people are still breaking me and Photoshopping me and I’m sick of it. I’m over it. It’s so done.'”
After Trainor took a stand, her label has now released the unaltered version of the clip.
“Dude, look at how bomb I look,” Trainor said while watching the unaltered edit.
“Why would they ever be like, ‘Let’s break her ribs!’ It’s insulting, it’s rude. Especially because I’m the only artist who talks about it.”
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