A bit ago I blogged here about NKoTB’s “Remix” video with the hot fatty. I forgot to mention Sara Bareilles’s “Brave” video, with a couple of fat dancers (and others) doing one person flash mobs. Is this a trend in videos?
If it is, it’s not new. Katy Perry had her “Firework” video a few years ago, featuring (among other things) a fat girl in a bathing suit getting the courage to take off her robe and jump in the pool. And there are certainly more that I’ve forgotten. (Feel free to suggest other examples, dear readers!)
My thinking is that, within the culture of music videos, a certain (you could say superficial) level of fat acceptance is part of that culture. Sort of like being politically correct, but less about doctrine and more about selling the song. If you want to create feelings that are uplifiting and inclusive, displaying fat acceptance is a good way of doing it. And I like that.
Why do you think some videos display fat acceptance? And do you think that’s a good thing?