Muffin Top Rap Encourages Body Acceptance


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Any woman who has ever been pregnant knows that your body goes through numerous changes throughout pregnancy, and some of those changes are permanent. While a lot of women are worried about getting back to their pre-pregnancy size once the baby comes along, mom Erin Keaney from Toronto has a different message: love your muffin top. With her song Muffin Top Rap, Keaney encourages women to stop stressing over their muffin tops and other bodily changes and accept themselves.

The comedian and mom to two daughters says that she is tired of the messages sent to women in magazines and films that promote unhealthy expectations of their bodies, which prompted her to make the Muffin Top Rap video. The video, which was uploaded to YouTube in mid February, has more than 100,000 views and has since earned Keaney an interview with TODAY.

Check out the Muffin Top Rap below.

In case you had a tough time deciphering any of the rap, check out some of the lyrics to the song:

The next time you wave your hands in the air,
Don’t be shy, let it fly, there's no need to be scared
Your muffin top just wants to come out
There's nothing wrong, sing this song, then start to shout

Bounce, carbohydrate, bounce
My muffin top
Bounce, carbohydrate, bounce

Embrace your mother load, we got to lead the way
Teach our kids to be confident in their bodies
Turn down the voice of peer pressure
We come in all different sizes, height, weight and colors.

Keaney is having a lot of fun talking about the Muffin Top Rap on her Twitter page, as you can see below.

As hilarious as the video and some of her tweets are, Keaney was quick to point out to TODAY that she didn't show off her muffin top just for a few laughs. “I wanted my girls to know that I love my body," Keaney said. Considering that Keaney lifted her shirt enough to show off her muffin top in exercise and dance scenes in the video, there shouldn't be any doubt about that.

While Keaney has received a lot of positive feedback from the Muffin Top Rap, some people do take issue with the video. YouTube user Steve Doocy commented, "Just because you accept that you are too lazy to do sit-ups or crunches doesn't mean that others have to." Another YouTube user suggested that the video encourages unhealthy eating habits and promotes heart disease.

Image via YouTube