What Meghan Trainor Finally Gets Right About Feminism on 'Nø'

FUSE TV - What Meghan Trainor Finally Gets Right About Feminism on 'Nø'

I have to admit – Meghan Trainor has sung and spoken about a lot of things that made me want to swear her off completely. However, "Nø," the first single from Thank You released on Friday (Mar. 4), may be her redemption. Fingers crossed.

When Trainor popped up in 2014, the songwriter-turned-artist charmed us with addictive melodies, old-school instrumentation and a down-to-earth attitude, serving up something comfortingly retro with a little bit of spice. Plus, it seemed like she was promoting body positivity with “All About that Bass,” at a time when we were collectively unraveling the stigma built up around fat jokes, magazine Photoshop and diet culture. Yay for social issues! Yay for singalong hits!

But her ‘50s-tinged soulful empowerment anthems masked some real problems: namely, her sexism, reverse feminism and, despite all that stuff she was trying to accomplish with “All About that Bass,” body-shaming.

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