Part of the deal that comes with being a celebrity means you need to update your social media, attend interviews, and sometimes comment on social issues. Voicing your opinion publicly is an invitation for feedback from others who don’t agree with your opinion. And that’s when a war can be started.
What I find to be extremely hypocritical is when celebrities who are openly advocates for mental health, body image, and against bullying, openly make comments against what they have claimed to believe in.
As an example, in an interview with Yahoo!, Demi Lovato threw shade at Taylor Swift and her squad by saying,
“This will probably get me in trouble, but I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like.”
She continues to say, “I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment,” referring to Swift’s hit, Bad Blood.
If we all remember, Lovato is a huge advocate for mental illness’ and bullying prevention. Yet she is constantly throwing herself in the mix between other celebrity feuds by voicing her opinion, thus causing her own feud between these celebs. And when pop culture icons go into social media wars that’s when the gloves come off and the fandoms start their own 140 word battles to stick up for their idol.
Lovato has had beef with Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry (although lately she’s been sticking up for her), Kathy Griffin, and so many others.
She keeps expressing her opinion, which is often poorly articulated and blatantly rude, and then defending herself and playing the victim of being bullied. You cannot make such comments and expect the world to take it lightly.
When you spend your time supporting certain causes, it doesn’t give you an excuse to “call out” or “bash” others because their opinion is different. There is a way of getting your point across to others without being disrespectful.
The backlash Lovato is receiving on social media is actually poking fun of her hypocritical moments, and even highlights how she (and fans) can be slightly over sensitive towards the words of others.
Even celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton has had enough! (These are only a few tweets from his Twitter rant)
Meanwhile the Lovatics are fighting back.
And after much anticipation Demi herself has started defending herself against the haters. And claim her words may have been altered…
Regardless of the high school drama that’s unfolding upon us, it’s pathetic that catty fights like this are always in the news. Stand up for what you believe in, but be mindful of others. And if you say something offensive, don’t own up to it only to claim what you said wasn’t exactly what you said.
As RuPaul says: “Keep it cute or put it on mute.”
Featured image via “Demi Lovato @ Z Festival 2012” by Portal Focka / CC BY-ND 2.0