When Meghan Trainor first started seeing screen grabs from her new music video, “Me Too,” she thought fans were fooling around with Photoshop to alter the images and make her waist look smaller.
But it was no laughing matter.
“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. Trainor said she “screamed in my hotel room” and cried when she saw it.
“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 told USA Today.
Last month fans complained that Seventeen magazine had altered Trainor’s image for its May cover, making her appear thinner.
In the accompanying 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,” she said in the interview. “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 Tuesday.