we’ve all had crushes we very strongly regret
Lana Del Rey for MADAME FIGARO Magazine by James White
"You have to be your biggest believer.”
who even gets up at 6am by choice??? what does the world even have to offer at 6am???? the answer is nothing
There needs to be more body positive songs in pop culture and I think this is a great contribution. THIS VIDEO IS AN IMPORTANT THING.
i don’t think this is a great contribution and let me tell you why, because if we’re gonna teach body positivity, we need to be doing it right and this song fails to do that. at face value, this song seems nice, saying “every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top,” but when you actually listen, this song is preaching positivity through a lens of internalized misogyny. it teaches girls everywhere that it’s only okay to be bigger than a size 2 because that’s what men like, which reinforces the idea that you’re only valuable if a man says you are. the lyrics boast that she “got that boom boom that all the boys chase,” and another part even says “my momma she told me don’t worry about your size, she says boys they like a little more booty to hold at night.” basically, she’s saying you’re beautiful the way you are because a man says so. and additionally, the lyrics also make comments about “skinny bitches” and how the singer “won’t be no stick figure, silicone Barbie doll, so if that’s what you’re into go ahead and move along.” the main issue i have with that is the fact that she’s trying to be body positive by putting down skinny girls, which is a good chunk of people in the world. yes, there is thin privilege and skinny people really don’t get as much shit for their size as other people do, but i think it’s very counterintuitive to preach body positivity (albeit this is a bad form of it because of its dependency on male approval) without being positive about all shapes and sizes of bodies. tl;dr - this video preaches that you can only love your body because that’s what men like, and puts skinny people down for their size. this is not a positive contribution to pop culture. this reinforces the idea in society that you only have value if a man loves you and you have a big butt for him to squeeze at night. so no, this video isn’t important, nor is it a good contribution to pop culture.