Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Skinny shaming, is that really even a thing?

If you haven't seen this video, take a few minutes to watch.

It's amazeballs.  No lie, go on, I'll wait.  I'm obsessed with it.  Catchy right?  Beware it will now be stuck in YOUR head and you'll listen to it a million times too.  I first saw it on The Bloggess' page.  My daughter had a last hurrah with her friends this past weekend before school started and we drove around jamming out to tunes and this was one of the favs.  I cranked it up so loud I was slightly concerned about my speakers blowing.  It's fun, has a great message about body image and even has a fun video.  Admittedly, the artist isn't all that heavy, she's just not "skinny."  And that's awesome.  People come in all sizes and shapes and we should celebrate that.  I feel that is the basic message of this song.  I was on I-Tunes yesterday to purchase the song.  I seriously cannot get enough of it!  Anyway, I happened to look at the reviews thinking everyone would love it as much as I do.  I was shocked to see several reviews from "naturally thin" girls saying they found the song offensive. Seriously!?  They said it was "skinny shaming".  Okay, for real, is that even a thing?  Really want to get your mind blown?  Read the comments below the video.  I mean I am totally against bullying but I think these girls who refer to themselves as naturally skinny need to get a grip and go eat a doughnut.  Do they really feel like this song is trying to make them feel bad about being skinny?  If they do, then they aren't really listening.  Maybe they are too skinny to hear properly.  "Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top."  They have NO clue what it feels like to not be a larger body type and all that goes with it.  Have they ever walked down a hallway and heard people snickering and making mooing and oinking sounds?!  Nope. What kind of noise would you make to harass a skinny person anyway?  How would the taunts go?  "Oh wow, she's so skinny she doesn't even cast a shadow!"  That's pretty lame if you ask me.  I applaud this song and it's message.  If this fun, upbeat song makes you feel bad for being skinny, more than likely you have some major insecurities at play there.  There's a famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt ~ "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."  Totes McGotes folks!

Now people can be cruel over any number of different things.  I know this.  It's everywhere and some of it is downright evil.  I've never heard of someone getting picked on for being too skinny but I'm sure it happens.  I've worked hard as a mother to convince my daughter, it's okay to be different and it's okay to be weird.  She has "Be Weird" written in lipstick on her mirror.  In our society being different is frowned upon.  When it really should be celebrated!   If we were all the same, things would be so damn boring we'd all blow our brains out. Diversity should be praised above all other things.  My daughter is very thin, she loves this song.  She thinks it's fun!  Because it is FUN!!   I have no idea why this song would construed in a negative way except that people are simply cray cray over the things they get upset over.  It's a growing issue in our society.

And as usual, I went off on a tangent.  Bottom line, skinny bitches need to get over themselves and listen to ALL the words of the song and just enjoy the fact that's a fun damn song.  Music is about entertainment people and I for one find this song highly entertaining.  I hope you do to!  

And if you are "naturally thin" bully for you! I used to be once upon a time too, hope your metabolism never shuts down like mine did.  Now go get a doughnut (that won't stick to your ass anyway) and a grip on reality and get the fuck over it!  Everyone really just needs to calm down. It's just a song and it's freaking AWESOME!  

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