When it comes to excessive photoshopping, Meghan Trainor isn’t saying ‘me too.’
The pop singer was devastated when she learned editors digitally altered her waist to a smaller dimension for her latest video, “Me Too.”
“I screamed in my hotel room,” Trainor said in an interview with USA TODAY on May 10. “I was like, ‘Why would they do this?’ I cried. I texted the editors like, ‘I never asked you to touch my waist. I want my waist back.'”
She added: “Why would they ever be like, ‘Let’s break her ribs!’ It’s insulting, it’s rude.”
Trainor swiftly took action by removing the video from Vevo on May 9.
“I called every head of label – L.A. Reid, Sylvia Rhone – I called all of them and said: ‘Take this video down. I don’t care what it takes,'” she recounted in a Tuesday interview with Howard Stern. “I’m the poster child for no Photoshop! That is my thing!”
The Grammy winner re-released the unedited version of “Me Too” on YouTube Vevo today, May 10. “The real #metoo video is finally up! Missed that bass. Thank you everyone for the support,” tweeted the Grammy winner.
The 22-year-old musician is an advocate for self-acceptance and positive body images as heard in her 2014 smash hit, “All About That Bass.” On the Kevin Kadish produced track, Trainor sings:
“I see the magazine working that Photoshop/We know that [expletive] ain’t real/Come on now, make it stop/If you got beauty, beauty, just raise ’em up/’Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.”
In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning earlier this year, the songstress admitted to past insecurities as an adolescent.
“I–every day–wore sweatshirts and sweatpants to cover up my body because I was so insecure,” Trainor admitted. “And it would be summer. And I would go on vacation and I’d be in Trinidad and Tobago, 90-degree weather, and I’d be wearing sweatshirts that said ‘Nantucket.'”
She continued: “I didn’t want to show my arms. I didn’t want to show anything, and I was just so insecure and uncomfortable, and I thought, like, ‘All right, if I’m fully covered, I’m good. And that’s not what I should have been feeling.”
Watch Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” above.