Not All About That Bass

Before I say anything let me be clear: I love this song, and I agree with most of the message - to love your body & that you're perfect from head to toe. But for someone who is trying to promote a healthy body image, her lyrics bash skinny women. It's pretty ironic.

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places


So just because someone is a size 2 means they can't "shake it" like we are "supposed to do?" And why are we supposed to shake it anyway? So the boys who like the "boom boom" can chase us? If I'm a size 2, does that mean the boys don't like me as much because I'm skinny and don't have "junk in all the right places?" And why are you basing your acceptance of your body on what boys think anyway?


I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

For one, just because someone is skinny does not mean you get to call them a bitch. And secondly, again you're trying to promote a healthy body image and acceptance no matter what, yet you are using degrading words to talk about other women. You're promoting that curvy women with the boom boom are perfect from head to toe, but us skinny girls are not perfect from head to toe. But really, your song should promote that everyone is perfect from head to toe. Some just have a little less boom boom than others.

Overall the lyrics and music video are disappointing. Just like it's not okay to bash curvy women, it's not okay to bash skinny women. If we really want to promote acceptance and self-love, we need to do so in a way that does not talk negatively about anyone. No body is prettier or more perfect than the other. We all need to work on loving ourselves. And we need to base our self-love on ourSELVES -- not on what others (i.e., the boys she talks about in her song) like.

Am I over reacting? What do you think about the song?

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