Demi Lovato is not holding back! The 26-year-old recently called out a tabloid magazine after they wrote an article about her “fuller figure.”
“Demi Lovato Appears To Have A Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA,” was the original headline of the article by The Inquisitr which prompted the singer to preach body positivity on her Instagram account.
Speaking against the report, Lovato wrote on Instagram “I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT,” adding that she is actually more disappointed by the fact that these kind of headlines still exist.
Unlike the past, I’m 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.
The songstress went on saying that many people nowadays “base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh,” and that the article is only promoting that kind of thinking even more.
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.
And it seems like her fans were not the only ones who got her message as the article’s writter took to Instagram messages to apologize to the singer, which Lovato shared with her fans and thanked the author for the apology.
According to the screenshot she posted, Lovato wrote back:
I thank you for your apology. Maybe you can write an article about this experience. Taking it down won’t take away what’s already up there.
Unfortunately I had to use this is an example to make a statement about these types of headlines how damaging it is not [only] for me but the readers.
This was “a lesson learnt,” according to the author’s response who also praised the singer for her talent.
You’re an incredible talent and you’re right, your body is not all you are.
Lovato wrapped the post asking her fans to “be nice” and reminding them to “never respond with hate, only love.”
Props to her for speaking up. You go, girl!