Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor made headlines last week when she pulled a video from her new album off the air, just hours after its release. Why? Because the editors of the video had photoshopped her waist without her knowledge. When she saw the video, she immediately had it taken down. She called up her producer and said, “That’s not me.”
Shame on those editors. They should have known better than to mess with Ms Trainor.
If you are a mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, or friend of a teenage girl, you should know about Meghan Trainor. In one of my very first blogs I wrote about this mighty heroine who empowers and encourages girls to simply be themselves.
Rolling Stone magazine described Meghan Trainor’s 2014 hit song, “It’s All About the Bass,” as “a pep talk for those who don’t have model-skinny bodies.”
Now she has done it again, not only with her words, but with her actions.
In September, 2014, an online article appeared in Vogue titled: “We are Officially in the Era of the Big Booty.” With celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Kim K in the spotlight, perhaps the editors of Trainor’s video thought that by cinching Meghan’s waist, her booty would appear larger (which it did).
But Meghan would have none of it.
Through the years Meghan may have changed her look, her hairstyle, her makeup–but she remains true to herself. “Quintessential Meghan.” Something we can all admire.
The name of Meghan’s new album is “Thank You.” But, in truth, we’re the ones who should be thanking her.
Merci beaucoup, Meghan.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde