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"All About The Bass" Parody

December 07, 2014 2 min read

Meghan Trainor’s hit song “All About That Bass” has been celebrated as a pop anthem of realistic beauty standards, but Bart Baker has come out with a parody of the song that brings up some questionable messages: The parody is over the top, mean, and a bit ridiculous. Ok, reeeeally ridiculous, especially at the end. The main message from this parody is that the song promotes thin-shaming – although, if you listen to the original song the only line that is derogatory towards skinny people is: “Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that,” which is immediately followed by the line: “No, I’m just playing.” GUYS – SHE’S JUST PLAYING. She doesn’t actually hate thin girls, she’s just saying that she personally is not thin, and that’s an okay thing. Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.15.56 PM The one thing from this parody that I do really agree with though is that a girl’s self-worth shouldn’t be contingent on a man. The line “boys like a little more booty to hold at night,” totally reinforces the idea that a guy’s perception of you is more important than your own. Girls should be confident in themselves FOR themselves, not because confidence is sexy. Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.17.34 PM PS: I still really love the song – catchy as hell. SIDE NOTE: I was talking to a friend about my giant feet (because he used me to help shoe shop for his girlfriend who is a full foot taller than me, yet has the same size feet as me) and in order to console me he said, “well, big feet just means you’ve got a good base on you,” to which I replied, “I’m all about that base.” MAN, I’M QUICK-WITTED.

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