So I discovered the song All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor yesterday. And I love it.
It features some brilliant lyrics, including:
I see the magazines working that Photoshop
We know that shit 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
Aside from some minor “skinny shaming” sentiments, such as the phrase “stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll” (after all, there are people out there struggling to gain weight, just as there are people out there struggling to lose weight) I think this song is a giant positive step forward in the direction of body positivity.
And body positivity is something we all need, no matter our size.
I know you think you’re fat,
But I’m here to tell you that,
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top