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Body Positivity vs. Body Shaming: An Alternate Version of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”

I’ll admit, from my first experience of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” I disliked it. Because well, just listen to the lyrics. I got what she was going for but the moment she threw in the line “skinny bitches” I was out. It took what was meant as a proud-of-your-body anthem and turned it into body shaming. But hey, it’s catchy, right? (Where’s my sarcasm font…) Your mileage may vary on its message, of course.

We’ve posted a few parodies of the geek variety but here’s one that both discusses the issues of the song as well as rewrites the lyrics to have a more inclusive theme. Take it away, Natty Valencia!

(via tipster Iz Moore)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."