Most people have been complaining about the "skinny bitches" phrase, fair enough. It does then go on to say "no, I'm just playing. I know you think you're fat but I'm here to tell ya, every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top". So yeh that's an alright message. Moving on from the "is it also supporting skinny girls, or is it really bashing them?" argument that everyone is obsessed with... the tune is actually pretty catchy, and her voice is awesome but there is just one line, only one line(!) that really ruins the whole "whooop girl power! Fuck photoshop!" message that it's trying to send across.
"Boys like a little more booty to hold at night"
Yeh so? You got a big booty and you don't like it yourself, but you're gonna reassure yourself by saying it's OK cos "boys like a little more booty to hold at night". Shall I repeat it one more time see if you get the message? So fucking what about what boys want?! Is that all us skinny and fat bitches are good for? For a guy to hold our booty at night? I like to think I'm more than that. I don't like to separate girls into skinny bitches and fat bitches. I don't like that this song is trying to make girls feel empowered no matter what size they are (despite the fact that it does separate skinny and fat, and doesn't use nice language to describe skinny girls - didn't notice I was made of silicone eh!) by saying that guys like it! Why do we need a guys approval hmm? Shouldn't we just approve of ourselves?
It makes me cringe so so much hearing this song 'cos that one lyric totally ruined it for me. While everyone else is feeling empowered by it I still want more, this is still not good enough. Women relying on men for compliments and to feel good about themselves is not a good message to send. When a song comes out making women feel good about their bodies without referring to a man's opinion once, I will be content.