CityNews has an endless capacity to surprise.
I was particularly surprised by this week’s effort by Sonya Fladun in which she attempts to argue that larger bottoms are “back” in fashion.
What’s the data?
- Much of this new popularity for the bigger bum owes much to celebrities with rounded posteriors who have proudly embraced their curves (think Beyoncé or J. Lo). Butts are so big in pop culture that there is even a song dedicated to the larger derrière titled “I Like Big Butts’’. (Predictably, this is a song my six-year-old son has somehow learnt the words to – accompanied by numerous sniggers.)
So, J.Lo and Beyoncé are hardly recent adventures. But what’s this song “I Like Big Butts”? Could Sonya be referring to Sir Mix-a-lot’s 1992 classic, in actuallity titled “Baby Got Back”? Why yes, I think in fact she is.
A seventeen year old song for which you’ve got the name wrong highlights a new social trend does it?