Queen of the DayAlanis Morissette's Butt Has Something to SayParry Ernsberger

Hey, Alanis Morissette?

You’ve already won me over, in spite of me [DYING to know what Joey Gladstone did to deserve the alleged "You Oughta Know" dedication].

So don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet [Again — The first time was of course, when Jagged Little Pill forever changed my adolescent life].

Don’t be surprised if I love you, for all that you are [Including, but not limited to, your cameo on "Sex and the City" when you and Carrie kissed].

I couldn’t help it. It’s all your fault.

Alanis Morissette has been awesome for almost two decades. And the reigning “Queen of Alt-Rock Angst” isn’t just using her celebrity status to call attention to environmental issues or take on the role of God anymore.

Morissette was recently photographed, au naturel, on a Hawaiian beach. After years of near-constant scrutiny, this kind of photographic attention should come as no surprise to a star on vacation — But instead of getting pissed about her lack of privacy, Morissette used the opportunity to promote positive body image with her bedazzled bikini bottom that spelled out “Self Love.”

Her simple, direct message essentially took the power away from the tabloids that might have normally jumped at the opportunity to criticize her post-baby curves (her son, Ever, is two). It also goes to show that “celebrity beach bodies” aren’t even realistic for celebrities! And even though I can’t condone rhinestones on clothing, I can definitely get behind a butt with a message like that (in a totally not weird way).

Featured image courtesy of People.com


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  1. Don’t forget about her being God in Kevin Smith’s film, Dogma. Alanis has taught us many things. Has anyone else tried walking around naked in their living room?

  2. Has she yet learned the proper use of the word “ironic?” In fact, the irony of that song was that nothing she said in it was ironic.

  3. feel comfortable with yourself is the most important

  4. Great article ;)

  5. Great article!

  6. “Au naturale” means “nude,” not wearing a bikini.

    • You both spelled it incorrectly. It’s ‘au naturel’ and it’s French.

    • It also means “being in a natural style or condition” (e.g., “She wears makeup for special occasions, but otherwise prefers an au naturel look.”) and “cooked or served plainly.”

      parry ernsberger | 5/08/2013 10:05 pm
  7. This is a great article. I was under the impression that she dedicated the song to him because he broke up with her because she didn’t want to have a baby (even though she was like 16 or something, who doesn’t want to have a baby at that age =p).

  8. perfect

  9. I love Alanis. I love that she is not afraid of who she is, she embraces it instead of going on the latest “fad” diet and trying to knock herself do a weight where she would need to be declared anorexic. Too all you jerks out there that are saying she is fat and unhealthy… get a life. She looks great, and why does she look great?? She looks HAPPY!

    • IIRC correctly she had a horrible time as a teen popstar where she was constantly told she was too fat and lived on black coffee and cigarettes. Not surprised she wants to put a message out there that it’s OK to not fit the media stereotypes.

  10. Great…now even more women in America are going to think it’s acceptable to be fat and unhealthy. MURRICA

    Just Gross… Depression rate, here we come.

    • You call her fat and ugly? What do you look like you pathetic dumbass?

    • Why do you assume that someone who doesn’t fit your idea of looking good isn’t a healthy person? And having fat on your body does not make you “fat.” She looks fine to me. Body acceptance is an issue that so many people are fighting, and not just in “Murrica.” Spread your negativity elsewhere.

    • You know that she’s a Canadian,, right?

      The difference between you and others who have self esteem is that they don’t step on others in order to build themselves up.. You just act so typical of someone teeming with insecurity. Good luck with that

    • People like you are the reason why women either 1) starve themselves to be thin and “pretty” or 2) give up and let themselves go because people are going to be calling them fat and ugly anyway, so why bother?

    • Doug, this is FAT? Really? Coming from a family of doctors and teachers who care deeply about their health I have to say uh-uh. Alanis may carry more poundage than she did nearly 20 years ago when she was just 20 (and perhaps too thin), but hey ~ this we call NATURAL. She looks healthy, and damned happy.

  11. I think she’s really very sexy, still… Too many people believe that magazine’s and ultra skinny model’s are the idea of everybody’s beauty but, that’ just total bull.

  12. :)

  13. Nice article!
    I’ve been an Alanis fan since forever. Crushing and obsessing about her. If she likes the way she’s looking now, good for her. But the music… please, Alanis, come back!! The last album for me was depressive. It was like watching my idol up in that pedestal falling to the ground.

  14. I love this :)

  15. I admire her! She is one of my favorite gals in the music biz anyways..now..I think I have grown a bit fonder ..if that is possible? My husband says her msic is my “happy music”-Love

  16. It is amazing how much I connect with this post! Thanks for sharing these thoughts! Can you tell I am happy by all the exclamation points. :) Keep on keeping it real.

  17. She looks pretty good to me!

  18. I loved this article so much I got jagged little pull out :) she looks fab and more importantly happy, which I rarely see a celeb on the beach look. More power to her!!!

  19. thank you for posting this. It is exactly what I needed

  20. Look at her face! She is on the beach with her family and she is happy and that’s all that matters and her face is glowing. Yeah girl!