Once in a generation, a political force emerges with the strength to unify us all during even the most trying of times. That person is not Meghan Trainor.
The Nantucket-born singer might be all about that bass, but after her cover story in this week’s Billboard, she ought to drop the bass and focus more on the voting booth.
“I should be way more aware,” she told Billboard about the upcoming election. “If it was [Clinton] or Trump, I’d definitely vote for her,” she says. “But I’ve never voted and I don’t have any desire to.”
If Trainor is meant to represent a new wave of the American pop star ― inclusive, body-positive, self-made etc. ― then the future is looking bleak. As the profile makes a point of noting, Trainor is “an approachable role model for girls,” and yet how does she use her platform? Telling fans that ignoring the political process is a totally OK option.
But, in her own words, Trainor didn’t really have a “choice” to be or not to be a role model for girls of all shapes and sizes. It just happened.
“It’s not like I’m trying to go out there and be a famous person who’s all about being a role model for curves,” the “All About That Bass” singer said. “I mean, if it’s helping other people, then that’s amazing and I will be that role model.”
Just in case any of the above didn’t warrant reconsidering Trainor as one to emulate, this quote might just do the trick.
“I always say, ‘I’m Trini to the bone,’ which means you have Trini blood,” Trainor told the magazine. “I don’t. I just wish I did.”
Head over to Billboard to hear more from Trainor.
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