Meghan Trainor takes down 'Me Too' music video, claims 'Photoshopped' waist
MANILA, Philippines – In 24 hours, singer Meghan Trainor released her "Me Too" music video, took it down, and then released it again because she said her waist had been "Photoshopped."
Meghan's "Me Too" music video, released on Tuesday, May 10, was soon taken down, and the singer took to Snapchat to explain why.
In her Snapchat story, Meghan said: "Hey guys, I took down the 'Me Too' music video because they Photoshopped the cr*p out of me and I'm so sick of it and I'm over it, so I took it out until they fix it."
"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."
Meghan added that she had asked for the video to be fixed and then apologized to her fans. One of her snaps was captioned, "Cried all morning, lol, hate them."
"The video is still one of my favorite videos I've ever done. I just am pissed off that they broke my ribs, you know?"
In an interview with Howard Stern, a calmer Meghan explained further: "I asked [the music video producers], 'Hey, can you hide my mustache [peach fuzz] and take off my mole-hair [...] those close-ups, you never know. So I just asked them to do that, but I never said, 'Cut off my rib.'"
"I saw screenshots that the fans were taking on Instagram and I was like, 'Why are the fans messing with my waist?'"
When she realized that it wasn't her fans' doing, she made a call to fix the video. "I called every [label head] – LA Reid, Sylvia Rhone. I called all of them and said, 'Take this video down. I don't care what it takes,'" she said.
Meghan added, "I'm the poster child for no Photoshop! That is my thing!"
The singer rose to fame with the song "All About That Bass," which goes, "I see the magazines working that Photoshop / We know that sh*t ain't real / Come on now, make it stop."
A new video was uploaded on May 11, and Meghan also posted a side-by-side comparison of the two videos too, saying: "The real 'Me Too' video is finally up! Missed that bass. Thank you everyone for the support."
Some critics have labelled Meghan's music video issue as a publicity stunt.
The singer is no stranger to controversies where her image is altered to make her look thinner.
She told the Daily Mail in March 2015, "They won’t let me see photos before they are released. It kills me. I’ve asked about 100 times. One photo was altered so I looked tanned and I was angry because I love my snow-white skin – I rock it."
"There are a few covers coming out that I’m frightened about. I’ve said, 'Do you think Beyoncé releases a picture she hasn’t approved?' They shoot me down. I think they’re lying."
Meghan's newest album, Thank You, is set to be released on May 13. – Rappler.com