Trainor pulls video; says waist was altered

Posted at 5:19 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 06:56:22-04

Singer Meghan Trainor pulled her latest music video after she said her waist was digitally-altered to make it look smaller than it is.

Trainor expressed her disappointment in the production company's photoshopping on Snapchat and Instagram Tuesday.

"My waist is not that teeny. I had a bomb waist that night, I don't know why they didn't like my waist but I didn't approve that video and it went out for the world, so I'm embarrassed," Trainor said.

An unaltered version of the video launched on Tuesday. Many are praising her quick response and reaction. The 22-year-old singer, who won a Grammy earlier this year, sings about self-love and body acceptance in her worldwide hit, "All About That Bass."

“It's a real standup thing to do and it's important for young girls to see what people actually look like,” said Tiffany Dorsey.

Kelly Alemi’s two young girls are big fans of Trainor. “They love Meghan Trainor, so the first thing my daughter said, she's in third grade, is why would they photoshop her? It makes no sense, she's fine just how she is. And I give her props because she flat out came right off the gun and said this is not appropriate and stood up for herself,” Alemi said.

She also thinks that more celebrities need to take a stand against doctored images that set unrealistic expectations of how a woman's body looks.

“Getting that fitness model look is really a tough thing to do because most of the pictures in those magazines are airbrushed and it's impossible really,” said Stephen Ches, a personal trainer and fitness director for Merritt Athletic Clubs.

Instead, he said his instructors focus on wellness and health because one size does not fit all.

“I think we should be able to feel okay in our own skin and let that be standard, not photoshop, that's not the standard, that's not real,” said Kellie Finch, a photographer and mother.

"Me Too" is the second single from Trainor's new album, "Thank You," out on Friday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report