Singing sensation Meghan Trainor removed her new video “Me Too” after she watched it and saw that the image of her in the video was seriously photoshopped.
Trainor took to social media immediately after she pulled the “Me Too” video from Vevo and YouTube to let her fans in on what exactly happened and why she insisted the video be removed. Via Snapchat, Meghan was completely open and honest with her fans about why she took the video down, and it was all about the unauthorized photoshopping.
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“Hey guys, I took down the ‘Me Too’ video because they Photoshopped the crap out of me, and I’m so sick of it, and I’m over it. 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 to the world. So I’m embarrassed.”
The fact that Meghan Trainor removed her “Me Too” video after seeing that there was a photoshopped image of herself is amazing. The singer has made it clear in the past that she is all about accepting her curves and helping women embrace their body images. In fact, her mega hit song “All About That Bass” does exactly that, as it inspires women to accept their size while empowering women that all body types and sizes are just fine.
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After news broke that the video was removed, Trainor spoke toUSA Today recalling how she felt when she saw the photoshopped version of herself.
“I was like ‘Why would they do this?’ I cried. I had to try not to cry because I had my makeup done, and was like ‘Don’t ruin this. Go work and ignore it’ but I couldn’t help it.”
It was her reaction to the photoshopped image that prompted Meghan Trainor to remove her “Me Too” video and release her Snapchat video. However, the singer has also confirmed that a new version of the video has been approved by her and should be released very soon. Along with releasing an approved version of the video, the 22-year-old also intends to post a comparison of the two videos on social media so her fans can see just how much photoshopping was done.
While appearing on Watch What Happens Live, Trainor spoke to host Andy Cohen about the photoshopping in the video. Meghan explained that at first she thought her fans were doing something online. However, when she realized that was not the case, she took matters into her own hands to have the video taken down. This is one artist who is staying true to what she looks like, and she wants her fans to know it.
The fact that Trainor is so outspoken on this issues comes on the heels of a recent Seventeen magazine cover of her that had many fans wondering just how much photoshopping was done to her image. Although she looks beautiful on the cover, the comments section of the Instagram post has fans sounding off on how the picture of the singer looked altered. Comments like “This is horrible Photoshopping honestly” and “Her head doesn’t go with her body” took over the post. Neither Trainor nor Seventeen magazine officially commented on the cover and fans uproar over the photoshopping.
Meghan Trainor removed her “Me Too” video yesterday after she saw that the image of her in the video was photoshopped. The singer has taken a stance on the issue and will release a new video with the proper image of herself later today.
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