Meghan Trainor gave an interview to “Elle” magazine where she talked about being a confidence idol, sizing labels and the criticism she receives on the internet.
On the topic of being a “confidence idol”, Trainor said, “That was never a decision. It kind of just happened. I hate seeing when people blow up about a model because she has a little extra skin. I hate that it’s like I have to be a big diva, but I like that we’re talking about it, and those people are speaking up.”
When speaking about sizing labels and the terminology that encompasses, she said, “I’ve always hated the word ‘plus-size.’ It bugs me. When I first signed up with FullBeauty, and I talked to them. I was like, ‘I don’t want to be labeled as this plus-sized girl coming in.’ and they said, ‘Absolutely not, we don’t like that term either.’ Which is why we say ‘full beauty’ [and] why I was immediately excited to work with them. Everything Melissa said is completely accurate. [They’re] a big part of our society, women who are size 14, and how are you going to criticize us? The word ‘plus-sized’ should be gone.”
With regard to the criticism stemming from the internet, she said, “Iâ€™ll try not to read the comments, especially on YouTube â€“ YouTube has the worst comments. On Instagram, Iâ€™ll scroll down and see whatâ€™s going on, and I have little warriors now: These little fans that are yelling at anyone who criticizes me. Itâ€™s cool because itâ€™s not all hate, you know? But there are those comments that are like, â€˜Fat whale, go away,â€™ pretty brutal stuff. I just try to not read [it] â€¦ and my family really helps me out whenever Iâ€™m feeling down about comments. My mom talks me out of being sad.”
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