Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +
How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?
I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.
ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”
but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?
the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that
Skinny, ‘normal’ women, are already accepted and welcomed with open arms into just about every area - they already have more than enough safe space. Large women don’t, so it’s ridiculous that people are complaining because we are trying to create a positive environment for ourselves.
It’s so sickly familiar, too - look at so many other areas concerning some kind of privilege (male, white, straight, cis, etc) and it’s the same story.
(Source: centuriess, via peruvian--goddess)