This Version Of Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ Confirms Young Girls Want Better Beauty Standards To Live Up To


If you haven’t yet bought Beyonce’s new self-titled new album/masterpiece, seriously do yourself a favor as a woman and buy this piece of important cultural conversation. Yes, it is much more than just music. Her lyrics and songs show how this superstar wants to change the conversation by allowing women to think higher about their bodies, beauty and the way society tries to dictate standards to us.

One of the songs on the album is called ‘Pretty Hurts’ and to see the video you will have to download the album on itunes. Or you can watch a 30 second preview on Youtube. By the way, this is the album that had no marketing campaign and no prior announcement, and it basically broke records for 2013 itunes album downloads.

In the meantime, you have to watch this cover version of the thought-provoking song as performed by two sisters Chloe and Halle. The Los Angeles natives are no doubt soon to be seen on every TV show across the nation (and hopefully Ellen!) because of their indescribable talent, and also how significant this is.

The song is essentially aimed at young women like these, showing them beauty should not be something that makes you feel ugly on the inside. The sisters and proving that it is the next generation who want to see new, higher standards being set by fashion, beauty and advertising industries.

Well done Beyonce for starting an important conversation and influencing your audience to challenge the social norms that are forced upon us.

Here are some of the lyrics which stand out:

Mama said, “You’re a pretty girl
What’s in your head, it doesn’t matter
Brush your hair, fix your teeth
What you wear is all that matters”

Perfection is a disease of a nation…It’s the soul that needs the surgery

Blonder hair, flat chest
TV says, “Bigger is better”
South Beach, sugar free
Vogue says, “Thinner is better”

Ain’t got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away
The pain’s inside and nobody frees you from your body
It’s the soul, it’s the soul that needs surgery


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