Meghan Trainor first thought fans were fooling around with Photoshop to alter images when she first started seeing the screenshots from Meghan’s new music video, “Me Too,” as her waist looked much smaller than it really is.
“I saw fans posting it and was like, ‘Why are fans ruining my waist? Are you kidding?’ ” the Grammy-winning artist told USA Today. “Then I went to the video and was like, ‘Oh my god.’ I texted the editors like, ‘I never asked you to touch my waist. I want my waist back.'”
Trainor has been outspoken about body acceptance and even addresses the issue of magazines using Photoshop on women in her 2014 hit “All About That Bass.” So she took seriously her image being altered in the new video.
Meghan Trainor said she “screamed in my hotel room” and cried when she saw it. The images were not a laughing matter.
“I (posted a video) on Snapchat and was like, ‘Hey, took down my video because people are still breaking me and Photoshopping me and I’m sick of it. I’m over it. I’m so done,'” Trainor said.
Last month fans complained that Seventeen magazine had altered Trainor’s image for its May cover, making her appear thinner.
In the article, Trainor talks of how she formerly hid her body in sweats and now has come to love her shape.
“A couple of years ago, you’d never see me in a dress,” Meghan Trainor said. “And now I want to sha-zoom me. I mean, I want it tight. I want to show off what I got!”
A new version of the “Me Too” video is expected to be released this week.