Big Butts are Apparently ‘En Vogue’
I’ve been obsessed with big butts ever since I can remember.
While editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, I mentioned Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez for their badonkadonks in a column about women and body image. But our journalism teacher wouldn’t allow me to print the term “big butts.”
Side note: This is what I get for attending an all-girls Catholic school…and to him I say BIG BUTTS, BIG BUTTS, BIG BUTTS!
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I recently came across Vogue’s article about the “dawn” of the big booty era and I couldn’t help but laugh. Really? The dawn?!
You see, big butts are nothing “new.” Just ask Sir Mix-a-Lot circa 1992.
It’s just that mainstream media is finally taking note that women come in all shapes and sizes…kind of; however, this is something women (and men) of color have known forrreverrr!!
In the Vogue column, the writer says “Perhaps we have Jennifer Lopez to thank (or blame?) for sparking the booty movement.” Blame as if having a bodacious backside is something to negative. Girl, please. I would LOVE a bigger booty, but I’m not about to do 1,000,000 squats to get what God didn’t give me!
Speaking of squats, the article also praises Instagram belfie (butt + selfie) queen Jen Selter as a booty goddess. Admittedly, she does have a rather nice posterior, but c’mon, son!
Let’s be clear, I’m not saying Black women are the sole proprietors of bootyliciousness. In fact, I’ve envied quite a few White girls for having bigger butts than me (and no, Iggy Azalea is NOT one of them).
But let’s give credit where credit is due – not to Kim Kardashian, Jen Selter, Iggy or heck, even Jenny from the Block!
Big butts are nothing new. Much like cornrows aren’t a “new” braid trend (cough Marie Claire cough cough).
Basically, you can’t claim something that already exists. Just saying…