Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has taken the airwaves by storm in recent weeks. The song is getting kudos from many who endorse its message about women feeling good about their bodies. Now, a group of three business students from Columbia University has created a smart, feminist parody of the song aimed at women in the business world.
The Huffington Post says that the students, who are part of a larger group known as “CBS Follies,” describe their version of the popular song as a ” love letter to all the badass bitches who aren’t afraid to be themselves in the business world.”
Unlike the middle school poppy sound and lyrics of “All About That Bass,” the parody, called “Bitch In Business,” is definitely not for kids. These women love ripping business stereotypes, and they spare no four letter words in doing so, with lyrics like “Gettin’ called bitch means I’m doing something right.”
The video opens with a young woman sitting at the end of a conference table, open Macbook in front of her. A male voiceover says, “She’s really talented, but comes on too strong and should be less abrasive.” Another male voice chimes in: “Come on sweetheart, put a smile on that face.” Next, a female voice says, “People find your tone a little off-putting. You should try to be warmer, and more nurturing.”
Finally, another male voice comes in: “Man, the way she wouldn’t budge on that part of the contract. She was being a real bitch.”
The woman slams the Macbook closed, and the fun begins. Here’s the video (Warning: Strong language):
H/T; Huffington Post | Screen shot via YouTube