I have just heard this song again while driving through Idaho and scrutinized the lyrics. I thought, wow, this song is too personal and Janis Ian is brave enough to sing this.
So, there was already a song about ugliness in 1975. So, where are the people who grew up hearing this song? Superficiality should have been weed out already. But now we only have that silly “All About That Bass” anthem for plus size people which is really not honest and not realistic enough.