Demi Lovato Says She's ‘Taking A Break' (Again) In Dramatic Tweet
Demi Lovato announced she is “taking a break from music and the spotlight” once the new year rolls around.
Right. OK. Sure. We totally believe you.
The 24-year-old singer (Or should I say, “former singer?”) made the announcement via Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
When a fan replied to ask her if she ever plans to come back, Demi responded she wasn't sure and she'd “rather do charity work, tbh.”
This shot at both the music business and media is likely in response to the publicity around Demi's recent criticism of Taylor Swift's girl squad.
In an interview with Glamour, Demi condemned Taylor and her friends for perpetuating a “false image” of what women should look like. In other words, she criticized them for being skinny.
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 went on to chide Taylor for her “Bad Blood” music video, saying “tearing Katy Perry down” is “not women's empowerment.”
So obviously, many of Swift's loyal fans were pretty upset and went after Demi for “body shaming” Taylor and her friends.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Demi stood by her words and refused to apologize.
(Though she did imply she had been prompted into commenting on the matter and the quotes had been taken out of context.)
Now I guess she's quitting over it.
OK, but here's the thing: This is not the first time Demi has gotten upset and threatened to quit over backlash from Twitter and the media.
Then, less than 24 hours after “quitting,” she reactivated her account.
So, it's kind of hard to take Demi seriously this time around when the situations are so similar — right down the waving hand emoji.
So, who knows? Maybe Demi really will disappear into charity work in 2017.
Or maybe she'll change her mind tomorrow. Only time will tell.
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