Authors Note: Firstly, a sincere “Thank you” to Demi Lovato for her grace and patience in our exchange. While I wrote this story with the best of intentions, I totally appreciate and understand her perspective on the matter and culture in general and I truly appreciate her taking the time to have a dialogue with me about it. As Demi said to me, “our voices are all we have to create the biggest change on this planet.”
Editor’s note: in the interest of transparency, The Inquisitr’s management team is leaving this post live.
Demi Lovato has been seen in L.A. after working up a sweat. According to Just Jared Jr, Lovato stopped by a juice bar for a green juice after her morning workout. In the photos they posted, it seems she’s ready to get herself back on track.
The “Sober” songstress was wearing a grey T-shirt with the words “Are You Unbreakable?” written across it. She wore this with black leggings and white sneakers. She appears to look healthy and her figure looks fuller and curvier.
Two days ago, Lovato shared a selfie of herself in a bathroom on Instagram. It was liked by over 3.8 million users and achieved over 61,800 comments.
Last year on July 24, Demi was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after emergency services were called to her home due to an opioid overdose.
Billboard reported the “Give Your Heart A Break” hitmaker’s response on Twitter to the rumors about her recovery.
“If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF. Otherwise, people stop writing about my recovery because it’s no one’s business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME…I would love to set the record straight on all the rumors out there but I literally don’t owe anyone anything so I’m not going to. All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support,” she expressed.
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Demi’s debut acting job was in Barney & Friends in 2002. She played the main role of Angela for two years in Seasons 7 and 8. She rose to superstardom in 2008 after playing Mitchie Torres in Camp Rock, a Disney Channel Original Movie. It was such a success that it achieved a sequel in 2010.
In 2009, she played Sonny Munroe in Disney Channel’s hit show Sonny With A Chance. It enjoyed two seasons and a total of 47 episodes.
Demi’s debut solo album, Don’t Forget, was released in 2008 and peaked at No. 2 in the U.S. Her sophomore record Here We Go Again debuted at No. 1 and remains her only album to top the charts in America. Since then she has released four more studio albums that entered the top five — Unbroken, Demi, Confident, and Tell Me You Love Me.
Last year, she embarked on a world tour named after her sixth studio album. It consisted of 43 shows across North America and Europe. The South American dates were canceled due to rehabilitation. The tour grossed in $21,404,796.
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Demi Lovato: I am more than my weight after ‘fuller figure’ headline
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Demi Lovato forgives writer for weight-focused story about her ‘fuller figure’
Demi Lovato has forgiven a writer who posted a weight-focused headline about her. Now, the pop star is using the experience to spark a conversation with her fans about body positivity.
The 26-year-old singer slammed a recent Inquisitr headline that announced she “appears to have a fuller figure” on her Instagram story Thursday, writing, “I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT.”
“Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh,” she continued. “Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking. If you’re reading this: Don’t listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale. And I am more than a headline about my body shape.”
Lovato, who has been in the public eye since her days on Disney Channel in the late ’00s, has publicly struggled with drug use and an eating disorder. In a 2017 documentary, Lovato revealed she still hadn’t “conquered” the eating disorder and faced a relapse after splitting with her boyfriend of six years, Wilmer Valderrama.
“Food is still the biggest challenge in my life,” she revealed in the documentary, adding it’s something she “constantly” thinks about.
But Lovato found a silver lining in the latest media fracas. She and Inquisitr writer Fabio Magnocavallo discussed the headline over Instagram DMs, with he pop star accepting his apology and urging that he use his “platform for good.”
Magnocavallo has since added a note to the top of the original story.
“Firstly, a sincere ‘Thank you’ to Demi Lovato for her grace and patience in our exchange,” Magnocavallo wrote. “While I wrote this story with the best of intentions, I totally appreciate and understand her perspective on the matter and culture in general and I truly appreciate her taking the time to have a dialogue with me about it. As Demi said to me, ‘our voices are all we have to create the biggest change on this planet.’ “
In another screenshot, Lovato thanked her fans for their support and prompted them to “be nice now.”
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“I appreciate your support but he learned a lesson and we never respond with hate, only love,” she wrote. “Change is made (by) raising your voice, speaking your truth and spreading love and compassion, not hate.”
She concluded with one more message to fans: “Don’t forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life.”
Demi Lovato has been in the public eye since 2008, when she starred in the Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock.” Here’s a look at the performer over the years, onstage and on the red carpet. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Lovato, a Hillary Clinton supporter ahead of the last presidential election, performs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY The singer gets down at Rio Lisboa music festival in Lisbon on June 24, 2018. AFP/Getty Images Lovato matches her outfit to her purse, lipstick and carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24, 2014. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP She shows her love for the audience at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Sept. 24, 2016. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Lovato takes the mike at iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. John Salangsang/Invision/AP Here, she sings fans into 2016 at the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 2015, in New York. Andy Kropa/Invision/AP Not many pop stars can belt like Lovato. She shows off her pipes during her Neon Lights tour at the Sands Event Center on March 4, 2014, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP Lovato rocks out at Staples Center on Sept. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP In 2012, Lovato poses with her People’s Choice Award for favorite pop artist on Jan. 11 in Los Angeles. AP Lovato laughs with Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” at Alice Tully Hall on Aug. 18, 2010, in New York. AP Lovato wears denim chaps to the 2017 Y100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on Dec. 17, 2017, in Sunrise, Florida. FilmMagic Lovato arrives for the 2017 American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles on Nov. 19. EPA-EFE Lovato arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held on Aug. 7 in Universal City, California. WireImage Here, Lovato shines at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Jan. 11 in Los Angeles. FilmMagic Lovato has rocked a rainbow of hair colors, including blond. Here, she has fun at the 2013 Much Music Video Awards on June 16 in Toronto. Getty Images Lovato’s hair is an appropriate color at the “Frozen” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on Nov. 19, 2013, in Hollywood. She sang a version of “Let It Go” on the movie’s soundtrack. Getty Images Looking chic: Lovato arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22 in Los Angeles. WireImage Demi Lovato sings at 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center on Dec. 1, 2015, in Dallas. FilmMagic You can tell this is a passionate performance at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016. Lovato is an outspoken LGBTQ ally. WireImage The fashionable Lovato attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In an Age of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016, in New York. FilmMagic Lovato takes in the crowd on ABC’s “Good Morning America” at SummerStage in Central Park on June 17, 2016, in New York. Getty Images Demi Lovato performs with Nick Jonas during their joint tour stop at the Barclays Center on July 8, 2016, in New York. Getty Images Lovato wears the perfect orange outfit at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. WireImage Lovato tends to perform with high boots and short outfits. Here, she wears the signature look onstage during BeautyKind Unites: Concert for Causes at AT&T Stadium on March 25, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Getty Images for BeautyKind Lovato, a philanthropist, is a ray of sunshine at WE Day California on April 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Getty Images for WE Lovato strikes a fierce pose at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. FilmMagic Lovato also performed, during a pre-taping, for the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on Aug. 24, 2017, in Las Vegas. Getty Images for MTV Lovato arrives at the 3rd annual InStyle Awards at the Getty Center on Oct. 23, 2017, in L.A. WireImage Lovato attends the MTV EMAs 2017 held on Nov. 12, 2017, in London. Getty Images for MTV Lovato stops for photos at the Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016, in L.A. Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY Here she is at the Grammys the following year, when she earned a nomination for 2016 pop vocal album “Confident.” Dan MacMedan/USA TODAY Lovato was a judge on “The X Factor” in 2012, along with L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell. Fox Here’s Lovato, posing for her first portrait with USA TODAY on Jan. 30, 2009. USA TODAY Lovato visits “The Morning Mash Up” at the SiriusXM Studios on Aug. 17, 2017, in New York. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Siri
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Demi Lovato: I am more than my weight after ‘fuller figure’ headline
Demi Lovato has said she is “more than my weight” as she hit out at a US tabloid that wrote about her “fuller figure”.
Sharing a screenshot of the article on her Instagram story, she said: “Unlike the past I am not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure’.
“I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes.
“Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder.
“I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.”
She added: “Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking.
“If you’re reading this: Don’t listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale.
“And I am more than a headline about my body shape.”
She continued: “Now my fuller ass is going to sleep!!!
“Goodnight guys..I love you so much. Don’t forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life.”
Lovato has been vocal in the past about her struggles with eating disorders and has hit out at a “fat-shaming” advert on Instagram, and said similar posts can be “absolutely harmful” to anyone suffering.
The singer recently said she was “grateful to be alive” after a suspected overdose in July last year.
Demetria Devonne Lovato
Demi, Mc D Love, DDLovato, Demi Rock
Demi Lovato at 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Demi Lovato earned a home-schooled education. In April 2009, she got a high school diploma through homeschooling.
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Musician
- Father – Patrick Martin Lovato (Engineer and Musician) (Died on June 22, 2013)
- Mother – Dianna Lee Hart (Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and country music recording artist)
- Siblings – Dallas (Older Sister), Madison De La Garza (Younger Maternal Half-Sister) (Actress), Amber (Older Paternal Half-Sister)
She is signed to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
Pop, pop rock
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Hollywood, Island, Safehouse, Republic Records
5 ft 3 in or 161 cm
62 kg or 137 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Demi Lovato dated –
- Trace Cyrus (2009) – Trace Cyrus, American musician, and brother of Miley Cyrus, dated for a short period with Lovato. From June 2009 to July 2009, they were together. But, the relationship came to an end due to 4 years age difference and crazy schedules.
- Joe Jonas (2010) – Joe Jonas and Lovato dated around May 2010. They first met in 2007, while shooting for their film “Camp Rock” for the Disney Channel. Lovato announced their end through Twitter. Joe Jonas promised to be her friend and help her in any way.
- Wilmer Valderrama (May 2010-2016) – Hispanic-American actor and TV personality, Wilmer started dating Demi Lovato in May 2010. They first met in January 2010 on the set of “Voto Latino Presents: Be Counted Census”. They dated ON and OFF each other since 2010 until 2016. On June 3, 2016, the couple announced their separation on social media.
- Rob Kardashian (2010) – In September 2010, she was RUMORed to have had a fling with the reality TV star, Rob Kardashian. The couple met through Justin Bieber.
- Ruby Rose (2013) – Australian model and DJ, Ruby Rose and Demi were romantically linked with each other for a short time in 2013. It was a RUMOR as neither of them accepted the relationship.
- Guilherme Vasconcelos (2016) – Demi had a fling with MMA fighter Guilherme Vasconcelos in summer of 2016 as confirmed by InTouch Weekly.
- Luke Rockhold (2016-2017) – Mixed Martial Artist and model Luke Rockhold and Demi started dating in August 2016. They made their relationship publicly official when Luke posted an Instagram picture of the pair together. They split in early January 2017.
- Guilherme Vasconcelos (2017-Present) – MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos and Lovato are RUMORed to be dating since January 2017.
- Lauren Abedini (2017) – In September 2017, she was rumored to have had a fling with Los Angeles based DJ, Lauren Abedini.
- Neymar Jr. (2017) – In November 2017, Brazilian footballer, Neymar was seen on a dinner date with TV host Layla Anna-Lee and Demi which sparked dating rumors.
- Kehlani (2018) – In April 2018, during the “Tell Me You Love Me” US tour in Newark, New Jersey, singers Kehlani and Demi Lovato kissed during a live performance which made people think that they were actually dating.
- Henry Levy (2018-2019) – In November 2018, Demi was first publicly seen with clothes designer Henri Alexander (aka Henry Levy). In 2012, he founded the fashion label Enfants Riches Déprimés. A month later, in December 2018, the couple was seen lip-kissing outside Nobu Restaurant in California. The pair separated in early March 2019 after dating for 4 months.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Hispanic)
She has Italian, Irish, Spanish, Native American, Portuguese and Jewish ancestry. (via YouTube)
Dark Brown (Natural)
However, she can be seen in many different other hair colors as she dyes them.
- Huge smile
- Chin cleft
- High raspy voice
- Tattoos on left wrist, right ribs
34-27-36 in or 86-68.5-91.5 cm
Demi Lovato at Grammy Awards 2016
Secret Deodorant’s Mean Stinks (2012)
Best Known For
Her starring roles in the “Camp Rock” movie as Mitchie Torres, as Sonny Munroe in the Disney sitcom “Sonny with a Chance” from 2009 to 2011, and as the star of the 2009 movie “Princess Protection Program.”
Demi’s first studio album was Don’t Forget released on September 23, 2008. 513,000 copies were sold in the US.
Demi’s first Extended Play was released on March 3, 2007, named as Moves Me.
Demi’s first Live album was titled Live: Walmart Soundcheck released on November 10, 2009, under the label “Hollywood”.
2008 film Camp Rock in which she performed her role as Mitchie Torres. Camp Rock was Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM).
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“Barney & Friends” in which Demi did the role as Angela during 2002 to 2004. It was a Children TV series aimed at the age group of 1 to 8.
Joey Rubino is the trainer of Demi Lovato. Now, she is the judge of X Factor, so she needs to workout hard to achieve fitness like other 3 judges. In order to achieve that, she daily runs with her trainer and nowadays she is really into Bikram Yoga. She says that it is one of her favorites and is really hard. But, hard things really makes her feel accomplished afterward. See her workout routine.
Demi Lovato during American Idol in March 2016
Demi Lovato Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Chocolate chip cookies
- Favorite TV Programs – 48 Hours
- Favorite Bands – Paramore, The Beatles, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga
- Favorite Movies – Donnie Darko (2001), Step Brothers (2008)
- Favorite People – Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson (Demi’s role model)
- Favorite Songs – Born For This (Paramore), Hollywood (The Jonas Brothers), What makes you beautiful (One Direction)
- Favorite Books – Host (by Stephenie Meyer published in 2008), Twilight Saga (by Stephenie Meyer published in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), A Piece Of Cake (Autobiography by Cupcake Brown)
- Favorite Place – Kenya
- Favorite Color – Black, Red
- Favorite Accessories – Bracelets, Glitter, Hats, Heels, Jackets, Jewellery, Vests
- Favorite Brands – Aldo (for shoes), Forever 21 (for clothes)
Source – US Magazine
Demi Lovato Facts
- Demi Lovato has had 3 pet dogs – Bella, Oliver, and Batman. She lost her pet dog Buddy just after 7 months as it was killed by a coyote in July 2015.
- Demi Lovato was the judge of the 2nd season of the American version of The X Factor in 2012.
- She won People’s Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist in 2012.
- Her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato. Demetria means “Goddess of Fertility” and is of Greek origin. Devonne is of English origin and means “Divine.”
- She says it is weird to see herself on TV. So, she chooses the computer over TV.
- She is of Hispanic, Italian and Spanish heritage.
- Demi Lovato decided to opt for homeschooling after being bullied in the public school. She said, “Everyone in the school signed a petition which said ‘We hate Demi Lovato’”.
- She is double-jointed.
- Demi was the 2000-2001 Mini Miss Texas.
- Lovato is allergic to cats and pine trees.
- Demi’s very first celebrity crush was Leonardo DiCaprio.
- She used to play with Barbie dolls until the age of 10.
- Visit Demi Lovato’s official website @ demilovato.com.
- Connect with Demi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, iTunes, and Tumblr.
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Born on August 20, 1992, Demi Lovato is an American actress and singer who began her acting career as a child actress in 2002 with lead role in television series Barney & Friends and later garnered international fame in 2008 with Disney Channel TV film Camp Rock. In the same year, she was signed by Hollywood Records with whom Demi released her debut album “Don’t Forget” later which garnered a lot of commercial success and established Lovato as a promising young star of the music industry.
Following her initial success, Demi Lovato has gone on to release three more albums till now named Here We Go Again, Unbroken and Demi, all of which have been critically as well as commercially successful. In addition to her musical career, Demi Lovato has also kept working as an actress and has appeared in several more films and television shows over the years. Apart from her professional career, she is also known for her involvement in various social and environmental causes. In her personal life, the successful singer and actress has been in a relationship with Trace Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Wilmer Valderrama.
Demi Lovato Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Demetria Devonne Lovato
- Nicknames: Demi, Mc D Love
- Occupation: Actress, Singer
- Date of Birth: August 20, 1992
- Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
Demi Lovato Family Details:
- Father Name: Patrick Lovato
- Mother Name: Dianna Hart
- Siblings: Madison De La Garza, Amber Lovato, Dallas Lovato
- Spouse: Unmarried
- Children: None
Demi Lovato Parents and Siblings Family Pictures
Demi Lovato Career Highlights:
- Debut Album: Don’t Forget
- First Film: Camp Rock
- First TV Show: Barney & Friends
Demi Lovato Favorite Food Movie Color Hobbies
Demi Lovato Body Measurements:
Demi Lovato Interesting Facts:
- She is allergic to pine trees and cats.
- She was home schooled because of being bullied at school.
- Demi doesn’t likes to eat spicy food much but still is a hot sauce lover.
- She named Leonardo DiCaprio as her first celebrity crush.
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Demi Lovato’s Biography
Demi Lovato is a prominent American singer, songwriter, and actress. Lovato was born on 20 August 1992, Albuqueque, New Mexico. She is the daughter of the late Patrick Lovato, a musician and engineer, and Diana Smith, a former cheerleader of the Dallas Cowboys. Lovato’s parents separated in 1994, the year she turned two. She has an older sister called Dallas and a younger maternal half-sister by the name Madison De La Garza. Madison is also an actress of great promise. Lovato has a paternal half-sister whom she met at the age of 20, long after her entry into stardom. Lovato began showing great interest in acting in her childhood and pursued this dream with great consistency and earnest resolve.
Lovato entered the lavish space of international stardom in 2008 when she starred in the film “Camp Rock.” Her foray into singing began in the same year after signing with Hollywood Records. That year, she released the album, “Don’t Forget” which performed so well that it earned a gold certification from RIAA. Her second album, “Here We Go Again” was released in 2009 while the third album, “Unbroken” arrived two years later in 2011. Lovato’s fourth album “Demi” is widely regarded as her most successful work in art ever. Her impressive performance in the arts has earned her various accolades including MTV Video Music Award, Teen Choice Awards, and Alma Awards. Lovato is dating Wilmer Valderrama and signs in the air hint strongly at marriage in the near future.
Demi Lovato Body Facts
There cannot be any true reason to doubt that Demi Lovato is an incredibly beautiful young woman. She must have taken good time and consistent effort to keep a trim figure and plump face. With the body measurements of 34-25-36, Lovato easily passes as a fabulous woman with very noticeable curves. Obviously, Lovato is not excessively bulky, but she is much bigger than the skinny and body standards upheld by sections of the modeling world. More details on Demi Lovato height and weight, and issues of life style show that Lovato has a Bra Size of 34 B, which adds to the voluptuous attributes of her bust. Lovato falls in the category of women who have chosen to contest the single story of beauty by embracing curves and some flesh with little regret. With a height of 5 feet and 2.5 inches combined with a weight of 54kg, Lovato gives the true impression of a pop singer with a unique impression on aesthetics.
On some occasions, Lovato gets a little naughty and chooses to dress her fabulous body in raunchy clothing. Celebrity columnists have never spared a chance to capture such photogenic images. In her own admission, Lovato revealed that she is never bound by any strict thresholds regarding the question of beauty. She appears completely comfortable with her weight, height, hips size, and waist. Although little is known about her fitness schedules, there is cause to believe that Lovato takes some time out of her busy schedule to stretch and flex. Her face is well-defined with some evidence of baby fat and a great skin tone. Lovato has not been spared from the rumors of Botox treatments and breast augmentations but her ardent fans have every reason to refute such claims.
Sun Sign: Leo
Body Shape: Hourglass
Body Type: Curvy
Bra Size: 34B
Bra Cup Size: B
Height: 5 feet 2.5 inches
Weight: 54 kg
Body Measurement: 34-25-36 inches
Hips Size: 36 inches
Waist Size: 28 inches
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Feet/ Shoe Size: 7
Interesting Facts about Demi Lovato:
– Was bullied a lot at school until she opted for homeschooling.
– Earned High School Diploma through homeschooling.
– Became a spokesman for PACER, an anti-bullying organization.
– Suffered severe depression, self-harm, and eating disorders, which led her to a rehabilitation facility in 2010.
– Her acting career began in childhood when she acted as Angela in “Barney & Friends.”
– She began playing piano at the age of 7, and guitar when she turned 10.
– Demi Lovato is a practicing Christian who insists on prayer before any of her performances.
– She is a consistent supporter of gay rights.
Demi Lovato Bashes Fat-Shaming Instagram Ad: ‘This Is Absolutely Harmful’
Update: Instagram has apologized and removed the ad, telling TMZ that “We’re sorry. This ad was approved by mistake. We reviewed it again and removed it from future delivery in people’s feeds.”
Demi Lovato slammed fat shamers and Instagram after an insensitive advertisement appeared on her IG feed. The singer posted a response on her Instagram Story calling out a Game of Sultans ad and requesting that Instagram refrain from posting any more like it.
“Please Instagram, keep this bullshit off mine and other’s feeds who could be easily effected by this disgusting advertisement,” she wrote. “With how aware people are becoming of mental health and mental illnesses, I expect you guys to know better by allowing this advertisement to be on your app. And shame on the game.”
The ad shows an overweight female character labeled “obese” and a thinner one labeled “pretty.” The “obese” label changes to “controlled” when the character is presented with vegetables.
Lovato responding by writing, “This is absolutely harmful to anyone who is easily influenced by societal pressures put on us from the diet culture to constantly be losing weight in a world that teaches us to equate our value and worth with the way we look and especially anyone in recovery from an eating disorder. Especially when eating disorders are all about ‘control.'”
The Grammy nominee has remained open about her mental health struggles, including her fight with bulimia. She frequently posts body-positive messages showing her stretchmarks to encourage fans to love themselves.
Check out her tweet about the ad below:
Just called out Instagram and some bullshit game on my insta stories.. go check it out. Always speak up for what you believe in!
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 4, 2019
Demi Lovato doesn‘t get enough credit in the world. pic.twitter.com/bL9mM58KoK
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Demi Lovato Calls Out Instagram Over “Disgusting” Body-Shaming Ad
Demi Lovato has denounced Instagram for sponsoring a mobile gaming app which promoted body-shaming.
The artist, who has previously struggled with eating disorders and her body image, posted a series of screenshots from the Game of Sultans ad to her Instagram story. The ad showed two animated female characters – one was described as “pretty” and the other “obese”.
“Why is this fat shaming bullshit on my feed? So many things wrong with this ad,” Lovato captioned the story.
Instagram: Demi Lovato
“This is absolutely harmful to anyone who is easily influenced by societal pressures put on us from the diet culture to constantly be losing weight in a world that teaches us to equate our value and worth with the way we look and especially anyone in recovery from an eating disorder,” the artist continued.
Lovato then directly addressed Instagram with the words: “So please Instagram, keep this bullshit off mine and other’s feeds who could be easily effected by this disgusting advertisement. With how aware people are becoming of mental health and mental illnesses, I expect you guys to know better by allowing this advertisement to be allowed on your app. And shame on the game.
It didn’t take long for Instagram to remove the ad.
In a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for Instagram apologised and ensured users that the ad would no longer appear on feeds.
“We’re sorry. This ad was approved by mistake. We reviewed it again and removed it from future delivery in people’s feeds,” the statement read.
Afterwards on Twitter, Lovato encouraged her fans to “always speak up for what you believe in!”
Just called out Instagram and some bullshit game on my insta stories.. go check it out. Always speak up for what you believe in!
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 4, 2019
If you would like to talk with someone about eating disorders, disordered eating, or body image issues, you can contact the Butterfly Foundation on 1800 334 673.
Image: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison
INSTAGRAM bosses have apologised to Demi Lovato after she took exception to a “fat-shaming” advertisement on the platform.
The singer, 26, branded an image she spotted “disgusting” and was enraged by a promotion for online game, Game of Sultans.
8 Instagram bosses have apologised after an advert was mistakenly placed on the social media platform, angering singer Demi LovatoCredit: Reuters
The US star took to her social media pages to criticise Instagram executives’ decision to allow the picture to be shown, which featured a cartoon with a rounded face labelled as “obese” and another with thinner features labelled “pretty”.
Posting online to express her shock, Demi asked: “Why is this fat shaming on my feed? So many things wrong with this ad.”
She added: “Why is this fat-shaming bulls**t on my feed? So many things wrong with this ad. You can be pretty at any weight.
“This is absolutely harmful to anyone who is easily influenced by societal pressures put on us from the diet culture to constantly be losing weight in a world that teaches us to equate our value and worth with the way we look and especially anyone in recovery from an eating disorder.
8 Demi was not impressed by the advert she saw on Instagram
“Especially when eating disorders are all about ‘control’.”
The pop star concluded: “So please Instagram, keep this off mine and other’s feeds who could be easily effected by this disgusting advertisement.
8 Demi forced an apology from Instagram staffCredit: AFP or licensors
“With how aware people are becoming of mental health and mental illnesses, I expect you guys to know better by allowing this advertisement to be allowed on your app.
“And shame on the game.”
In a statement to online publication TMZ, a representative for Instagram said: “We’re sorry. This ad was approved by mistake. We reviewed it again and removed it from future delivery in people’s feeds.”
8 Demi was concerned people would be influenced by the advert’s messageCredit: AP:Associated Press
Demi recently returned to social media to give fans an update on her recovery after experiencing a near fatal drugs overdose last July.
The chart-topping singer thanked fans for their ongoing support as she claimed to be “sober and grateful to be alive.”
8 Demi Lovato has returned to social media to update fans on her recovery after she recently left a rehab facilityCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Since her time in rehab, Demi has only tweeted on a rare couple of occasions – once to encourage young followers to vote in US election, and on a second occasion she celebrated a Grammy nomination for her collaboration with Christina Aguilera.
Demi chose to speak out to slam recent reports surrounding her recovery, promising fans she will talk about the incident when she is “ready to share.”
The singer tweeted: “I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of me.
“I would love to set the record straight on all the rumours out there but I literally don’t owe anyone anything so I’m not going to.
“All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support.”
Demi continued: “I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready.
“I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f****** much. Thank you.”
Shortly after completing her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour and topping the UK chart with her Clean Bandit collaboration, Demi took a near fatal overdose at a residence in Los Angeles.
It was initially claimed she had overdosed on heroin however her family later said some of the reports surrounding this were not accurate.
In a statement, a representative for the star said: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support.
“Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
8 Demi has stepped away from the spotlight to work on her recoveryCredit: PA
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Earlier this year, Demi’s mother Dianna De La Garza revealed that Demi was “doing really well.”
She told Newsmax TV that Demi is “happy, she’s healthy, she’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs.”
Of the moment she found out Demi – who has been open about her battle with drink and drugs in the past – had overdosed via a text message, she added: “I was in shock; I didn’t know what to say” before adding that she “didn’t know for two days if was going to make it or not.”
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