Haters
by TLC

Album: TLC (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • TLC's 1999 hit tune, "Unpretty" told women to value their self-worth rather than try to meet unrealistic beauty standards. The girls continue these messages on their 2017 self-titled album with songs such as "Haters" and "Perfect Girls" where they address the problematic issue of bullying and shaming on social media.

    Haters gonna hate
    People gonna say what they say
    We don't care about that anyway

    Reflecting on the three songs, TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas told ABC Radio:

    "In '99, 2000, you didn't have social media. You didn't have Instagram. You didn't have Twitter. The problem that is going on right now with Instagram, these girls live to post a picture. They're altering how they look. It's a gajillion filters on there. When you're going to the extreme, where it doesn't even look like you anymore, now we have a problem."

    Chili added, "You're putting this fake thing out, this perfect look that doesn't exist. Nobody's perfect. That's why I think songs like that ('Perfect Girls') and especially 'Haters' is so important and very needed for this generation, because of what they're going through."
  • The pop-driven track was originally released on October 26, 2016, in Japan before being dropped on May 5, 2017 as the second single from TLC elsewhere.

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