Meghan Trainor Responds to "Skinny Shaming" & Anti-Feminism Claims

FUSE TV - Meghan Trainor Responds to "Skinny Shaming" & Anti-Feminism Claims

Meghan Trainor's viral hit "All About That Bass" launched the musician's career from part-time songwriter to full-time pop sensation in a matter of months. It's the reason she was able to perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon alongside The Roots, and it's the reason her cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" made major headlines.

That doesn't mean the 20-year-old starlet has escaped public controversy. In a lengthy interview with Pop Justice, the singer addressed the "skinny shaming" criticisms surrounding "All About That Bass" head on. 

"I don’t criticize skinny people! I would never shame a skinny person!" she exclaimed. "I don’t know who would want to. I guess they stop listening immediately after I say ‘skinny b-tches’ and just turn it off. But I say, ‘Just kidding, I know even you think you are fat.' For instance, I have skinny friends and some of them will stand in front of the mirror and go, ‘Eugh, I’m just like so big.' And I’m standing there going, ‘Jesus! If you’re big then what am I?’ That’s not right. So I was just saying that. There was a huge Twitter account that made a blog about ‘This is a body shaming song.' I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, okay…’ I don’t get it. No, I would never shame a skinny person. It makes no sense."

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