Punk rock has always been about individual expression and resisting efforts by government and corporations to manipulate and control. This song deals with the media, specifically the advertising industry, and how it puts forth a beauty ideal in order to sell products.
"People should be proud of who they are," guitarist Justin Sane told Songfacts
. "Whether they're skinny or fat or black or white, it really does count what's on the inside versus what's on the outside. That was a message we were really trying to drive home to people, and remind people of."