Demi Lovato Tries to Calm the Haters, But Still DGAF About Shading Taylor Swift
Demi Lovato faced a ton of hate yesterday after shading Taylor Swift’s $250,000 donation to help support Kesha’s legal fight against the music producer who raped her. And even though she has since posted a lengthy Instagram rant in attempt to subdue the haters, she still didn’t apologize to Taylor, or acknowledge that she did anything wrong.
The 23 year old posted an infographic about rape statistics, along with a caption that explained why she wrote this tweet:
Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I'll be impressed.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 22, 2016
“As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.”
Here’s the thing; Demi’s words are 100 percent true, and the importance of focusing on the victim is the argument everyone has been making. But while she said “helping victims is all that matters,” people still seem to think she’s missing the point and is making this whole thing about her… again.
Do you think people are being too hard on Demi, or does she deserve the backlash?
This isn’t the first time Demi Lovato has dealt with online hate…