John Legend Says You're Beautiful
July 12, 2014 7:54 AM Subscribe
Singer John Legend's latest video, "You and I," celebrates all kinds of beauty.
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And he's getting all kinds
From Laverne Cox
removing her makeup to Tig Notaro
fixing her hair, the video features four minutes of women contemplating their reflections while Legend sings that they're beautiful.
Crying women, a boxer with a broken nose, a woman baring her mastectomy scars. A girl with Down's Syndrome, a woman getting ready for her wedding, a group of young women with graduation caps.
Female singers like Pink's "Perfect
" have previously emphasized that women are all perfect as they are, but it is unusual for a male singer to so fully celebrate the beauty found in everyone.
Legend teamed up with #OperationGirl
, a fundraising campaign focused on charities for women and girls.
“We live in a world where egregious injustices occur regularly against girls and women. We have a responsibility to take action and disrupt the conditions that allow for such tragedies to occur,” Legend said in a statement. “Through #OperationGirl we hope to amplify the voices and impact of the many organizations doing great work on behalf of girls and women.”