“When it was up, I saw my fans posting clips of this dance scene and I was like, ‘Why are the fans messing with my waist?’ and then I looked at my video and I was like, ‘It’s my own video,’” Trainor, 22, said of the moment she realized her body had been slimmed down for the video.
“And my glam squad was like, ‘That’s not your waist,’ And I was like, ‘I know that’s not my waist.’ It made me skinnier than the dancers next to me who are dancers.”
The singer added that she “worked so hard on this video,” with her entire family joining her for the editing process as they examined every detail, so she immediately knew something was wrong.
The musical powerhouse, known for inspiring women to embrace their shape no matter their size, said she doesn’t understand how the decision was made to slim her waist down, especially with how body image-proud she is as an artist.
“I don’t know how you would shave my waist off. Like me, as the ‘All About That Bass’ girl,” said Trainor. “I didn’t want this song to be the new anthem for Photoshop, but obviously it’s still a big issue and we’re still talking about it.”