We all appreciate the soft focus of a friendly filter and the ability to erase a pimple from our pics (we can even teach you how to Photoshop like a pro), but it’s a different game entirely when someone else unbeknownst to you drastically changes your appearance. Zendaya has called out mags for doing it to her, and recently, Meghan Trainor pulled an entire music video from the Internet after there was heavy retouching on her waistline. Now it’s back, unaltered, and better than ever.
When Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” video was released, the latest single from her Thank You album, the “All About That Bass” singer was NOT happy. “I’m the poster child for no Photoshop!” Meghan told Howard Stern in an interview. “That is my thing!” She had the vid pulled until she could get the unaltered version out to the world. “I called every head of label — L.A. Reid, Sylvia Rhone — I called all of them and said, ‘Take this video down. I don’t care what it takes,'” she said.
With lyrics like, “Who’s that sexy thing I see over there? That’s me, standing in the mirror,” it’s not hard to see why Meghan wanted to make the video swap. Girlfriend belts, “I can’t help lovin’ myself” in her song, and it’s clear that’s not just a song lyric.
Check out the un-retouched video in full below!
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(Photos via Frazer Harrison, Rich Polk/Getty)