Meghan Trainor was "sick of it" when she saw the music video for her latest single Me Too, which had collected almost half a million views before it was taken down. Trainor was upset that her body had been digitally altered to give her a smaller waist. She later re-uploaded an un-altered version of the video and in a Snapchat story explained that she was upset and embarrassed by the earlier version.
"My waist is not that teeny, I had a bomb waist that night. I don’t know why they didn’t like my waist. I didn’t approve that video, and it went out into the world so I’m embarrassed."
It's perfectly understandable why she would be upset about being digitally altered. She burst onto the scene in 2014 with the body positive All About That Bass, which embraces her figure. Her latest song Me Too is similarly about self love. Only a month ago Seventeen Magazine took heat from her fans for retouching her cover on the magazine.
The whole incident raises eyebrows for some people. Could the whole thing be a publicity stunt to ramp up sales of her album, which is being released this Friday? It is hard to imagine Trainor not seeing the video before it was released or her team not realizing that if Seventeen Magazine can't get away with altering her image, the artist herself certainly couldn't.
Fusion's Kelsey McKinney puts it best: "If the Seventeen cover drew such a backlash from Meghan Trainor’s own fanbase, then how did a photoshopped music video get through all the levels of post-production analysis—and then be watched by half a million YouTube viewers—without Trainor knowing?"