I literally just posted about Lady Gaga being criticized for glorifying bulimia after her SXSW performance. Now, Demi Lovato is speaking up and she is not on Gaga’s side.
Demi, who is very open about her past struggles with eating disorders, self-harm, and addiction, took to Twitter to share her frustrations about Gaga’s performance.
Of course, this did not sit well with some of Gaga’s little monsters. They will go to their grave defending Mother Monster, saying what she did was in the name of art. But Demi is not having it.
Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences.”
To show that she is not throwing any shade at Gaga, Demi sent her a friendly tweet of support.
@ladygaga you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that”
Demi is clearly not okay with people joking about addictions and mental illnesses. She ends her Twitter-spree (so far) with this:
Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?”
I love Demi so much and am so proud of how far she’s come. She’s not afraid to show her scars if it inspires others to get help. I hope Demi never shuts up about causes she’s passionate about! As a powerful figure in Hollywood, it’s important that she speaks her voice because this is something so many girls are struggling with. It breaks my heart that so many people are so desperate to be “perfect” (what IS perfect?!) that they will starve themselves or make themselves sick. It’s not okay and we need a woman like Demi to be a role model!
College is an especially hard time. I know it can be tempting to skip dinner because beach season is so close and you want to lose 3 pounds like Regina George. For me, my school is AT the beach! But there are so many other ways to lose a healthy amount of weight. And most importantly, if you are struggling with an eating disorder, please get help.
Visit the National Eating Disorders website to find help.
Source: E! Online