I just…. there is so much wrong with this like THIS IS A SONG FOR PLUS SIZED POSITIVITY IN A WORLD WHERE THERE BASICALLY IS NONE and thin people STILL have to make it all about them and their feelings while girls are literally KILLING THEMSELVES out here to fit into a standard of beauty that should be considered arbitrary.
I just. I need to sit down a moment I am literally so mad.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY BONES???
IN THE SONG SHE SINGS “FUCK THOSE SKINNY BITCHES- /NAH IM JUST PLAYING/ I KNOW YOU THINK YOUR FAT BUT EVERY INCH OF YOU IS PERFECT FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP’
SHE LITERALLY SINGS THATS SHES KIDDING AND SHE THINKS YOUR PERFECT
SO YH FUCK THESE COMMENTERS BECAUSE YH THERE MAYBE SOME OTHER ISSUES WITH THE SONG BUT IM NOT DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO DONT LOOK UP LYRICS
DEAR SKINNY GIRLS COMPLAINING: I’M SORRY THAT WHEN SOMEONE FINALLY WROTE A SONG THAT TELS ME I’M BEAUTIFUL, IT MADE YOU FEEL BAD (EVEN THOUGH IT’S BODY POSITIVE FOR ALL TYPES). IT FEELS FUCKING AWFUL, DOESN’T IT.
Ok but consider this:
I was bullied kindergarten through 6th grade because of my weight. People called me chicken legs, anorexic, etc. And as a result, I’ve never had a very positive body image. So don’t you dare tell me that all skinny girls have it easy.
There are so many things wrong with this song, I just. The line, “boys like a little more booty to hold at night” implies that a) a woman needs a man’s approval to feel beautiful, and b) skinny girls aren’t loved. And the entire song revolves around backhandedly putting one group of people down in order to make another group feel good about themselves. “Body positive” my ass.
As a curvy girl, I suppose I’m this song’s market demographic. And I appreciate that. But I also see some major problems in the lyrics, too.
I have sweet, beautiful friends like Audrey up here who don’t deserve to be hated or called “bitches” because of their shape. I don’t either. Nobody does.
I think all of this arises because we place too much importance in a person’s physical appearance. Like Audrey said, the “booty to hold at night” line is really disturbing, implying that a) girls need affirmation/sexual affirmation in order to be whole and b) that your worth/sexuality come from what others thin of you. And I agree with you in that it doesn’t.
I agree with the idea that overweight people don’t really get a lot of love in American culture in particular, but as many people have said, hating one group of people doesn’t make another group more love (for example, Tumblr and the idea that hating white people as a whole makes other ethnic groups feel more valued.)
The good news is, an important question comes forth: where, then, do we fine our worth? How do we define ourselves? What makes a five-foot-six-160-pound person deserve love and respect just as much as a person weighing 300 pounds, 200 pounds, 130 pounds, etc.?
I hope people consider this. I hope people ask where their value comes from. And I hope at the very, very least, they know that it doesn’t come from the number on the scale, high or low. Beauty and worth are so much more than that.