Queen of the Day

Alanis Morissette's Butt Has Something to Say

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000341019151 Sissi Pfaar

    LOVE that message. Smart move A. And thanks for writing about it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785764422 Marikka Sand

    Alanis’ face is saying it all: if you do not have more of a life than spying on me with your camera, here you go. A full frontal of me enjoying life in the sun while you are sweating in a bush for nothing. Who’s the winner? Love you, you hot, gorgeous, talented and strong woman you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371549379 Mary Riscarolli

    She’s awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646865407 Fernanda Mariscotti


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=67000811 Lauren Dukes

    Firstly, thanks for getting that song stuck in my head and reminding me that Alanis had such a profound impact on my formative years. Secondly, I’m so very glad to see that she is still being completely fantastic by challenging people to question the way they see the world and the ways that they perceive themselves in it. I know women who wouldn’t be caught dead on a beach without being spray tanned, sculpted, and totally made up because they’ve bought into the whole concept of media-induced beautification and can’t just allow themselves a little fun in the sun without caring who’ll be there to judge them. Ladies, you don’t need all that to make you beautiful! Just take a page out of A’s book on this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23216640 Amy Danielle

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002408674149 Ana Lugo

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557080029 Kirsty Lemare

    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!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544806399 Dale Allen Platt

    She looks pretty good to me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21421592 Michelle Madore-Burciaga

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329073679 Danielle Weiss-Raichel

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549750461 Laura-Jane Nicholl

    I love this :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573430461 Amelia Soler

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1378080216 Kathryn Lentini


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002492572659 Jason Cloer

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000611833936 Doug Callas Hier

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083885165 Susan Elizabeth-Marsh Tanabe

      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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577067616 Brandie LaRee Davis

      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?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1216534571 Olga Gómez García

        Great point!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539268436 Lyndsy Monkman

      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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559836176 Kaz Lockwood

      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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001444370220 Regina Lynn Cooley

        I soo agree with you on that one!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000383338135 Shawn Marie Hardy

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=32301733 Courtney Lashbrook

    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!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661726900 Vicky Teinaki

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004098759923 Amanda Bonnevie


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586750602 Kelyn May

    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).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1453684479 Neil Ginsberg

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

    • parry ernsberger

      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.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=616239196 Alexis Richter

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

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