Meghan Trainor insisted her label take down the brand new video for her “Me Too” single after realizing that some of the images of her dancing were digitally altered to make her appear more svelte. And just 24 hours later, the “All About That Bass” singer’s label re-serviced the clip on Tuesday afternoon (May 10) in what appears to be an unadulterated form.
Trainor, who sings “I can’t help loving myself” in the song, insisted the original clip get pulled after she realized edits had been made without her approval. In a Snapchat video to fans on Monday she explained that she had a “bomb waist” in the video and she didn’t understand why someone made the changes.
“I’m so sick of it, and I’m over it, so I took it down until they fix it,” she said in the video to her fans. “My waist is not that teeny, I had a bomb waist that night. I don’t know why they didn’t like my waist, but I didn’t approve that video, and it went out for the world, so I’m embarrassed… The video is still one of my favorite videos I’ve ever done, I’m very proud of it. I’m just pissed off that they broke my ribs, you know.”
On Tuesday morning, though, she celebrated the 2.0 version of the clip.
A photo posted by Meghan Trainor (@meghan_trainor) on May 10, 2016 at 9:23am PDT
Speaking to Howard Stern on SiriusXM on Tuesday, Trainor had a sense of humor about the editing screw-up, but the singer who staked her reputation on a song that made a loud, proud statement about body acceptance was still clearly not pleased.
“I asked them like, ‘hey, can you hide my mustache and take out my mole hair?,'” she said. “So I just asked them to do that, but I never said, ‘cut off my rib.’ I saw screenshots the fans were taking on Instagram and I was like, ‘why are the fans messing with my waist?’ I was like, ‘oh my god, that’s not the fans, that’s the video.’ And I must have not even seen it.”
Trainor said she “studied” the video and didn’t notice the editing at first, but as soon as she realized what happened she “called the god of Vevo… every head of label… L.A. Reid… Sylvia Rhone…I called all of them and said, ‘take this video down. I don’t care what it takes, take it down.’ I’m the poster child for no Photoshop, that is my thing!” she told Stern.
Describing the shoot for the clip, which included her wearing “Spanx… a corset,” Trainor said she didn’t feel the editing was a form of bodyshaming, but was stung after getting compliments all around for how great she looked during the grueling 22-hour filming. “And for them to cut off another half I was like, ‘but why would I wear all that torture?'”