Meghan Trainor has been spreading a body-positivity movement ever since her hit song “All About That Bass” debuted back in 2014. So when her body was altered in her latest music video, “Me Too,” Trainor was not happy about it and pulled it out. But in a shocking turn of events, the singer has now admitted that she approved of the now controversial video.
Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Trainor revealed that she gave the clip a go before realising that her body had been Photoshopped, she then took full responsibility for the fall-out
“We didn’t have a lot of time for this video and we had to wrap it around pretty quick,” she explained. “They had like a day to get beauty and colour done,” she explained. “I take full blame for not seeing it”
Meghan Trainor then added: “I approved a version, but I remember we were so focused on the car scene for a lot of takes because they had filters over it to make it look like a video recording,” she said. “I said, ‘No,’ and I was only really looking at that part, and to make sure the filter [was] off.”
The 22-year-old Grammy winner’s promo for her song Me Too was posted online on Monday and it featured Meghan Trainor and her friends cruising through Los Angeles. According to E! News, the singer claimed that the original video purposefully altered her waist in such a disturbing way that it angered her and left her no choice but to pull it out.
“Hey guys, I took down the ‘Me Too’ music video because they Photoshopped the crap out of me and I’m so sick of it and I’m over it,” Trainor told her fans directly during her May 9 Snapchat story. “So I took it down until they fix it.”
Although a lot of people admire Meghan Trainor for her positive attitude, some are responding to her apparent commitment to promoting self-confidence with more scepticism than celebration. And as Fusion pointed out, Trainor is no stranger to photoshop controversies.