Demi Lovato is copping a whole lotta heat after revealing her bizarre tour antics via Twitter.
The 25-year-old singer was rattling through one of her friendly Q&As with fans when one curious Lovatic (a Demi Lovato die-hard, for those who don’t know) quizzed her on the “funniest prank” she’s ever pulled. In a since-deleted tweet, Lovato recalled a “prank” involving a sex worker and her security guard.
It appears that Lovato’s followers didn’t see the humour in the story, and the Twitter hordes were quick to blast her for essentially “sexually assaulting” her unsuspecting bodyguard.
Encouraging sexual assault? That’s fucking funny? As someone who tries to act like she’s an advocate for mental illness you’re treating a serious issue- one that triggers NUMEROUS people- as a joke. This isn’t a prank, this is assault— ronni // 55 (@iwishtaywould) June 3, 2018
What I learnt today:— Ila ☀️ ???? (@flavlesswift) June 3, 2018
According to Demi Lovato a sexual assault against a man is funny.
CAN WE ALL UNDERSTAND IN 2018 THAT A SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST A MAN IS NOT A NORMAL THING AND WE SHOULDN’T LAUGHT ABOUT IT??
NEWS: A MAN HAS FEELINGS TOO, A MAN CAN BE SEXUAL ASSAULTED TOO.
the fact that demi lovato laughed about sexually assaulting someone as a “prank” and that people have actually been DEFENDING her is disgusting and fucking insane. DON’T FUCKING DEFEND HER AND CANCEL HER ASS! SEXUAL ASSAULT ISN’T A FUCKING JOKE! pic.twitter.com/s0uEKHFGdF— ???? ʌɐs // nsfr (@lovesickpalaces) June 3, 2018
???? Demi Lovato was really out here dragging Taylor Swift for donating money instead of taking to social media(as if Taylor wasn't embroiled in her own sexual assult lawsuit), only for Demi to take to social media & brag about using money to facilitate sexual assault as a "prank". pic.twitter.com/g8aPdw1Cc8— Rosalinde Antindi (@NewRosalinde_A) June 3, 2018
Noticing the cyber torches and pitchforks coming her way, Demz deleted the tweet and offered a non-apology apology that was sure to nip the problem in the bud.
I swear I could tweet something about craving jelly beans and it would offend someone.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 3, 2018
Shockingly, her response only added fuel to this garbage fire and her followers went on to drag her for comparing sexual assault with… craving jelly beans.
imagine comparing sexual assault to jelly beans ugh demi truly lost her last two braincells— nate (@kissmylipa) June 3, 2018
when i say CANCELLED you say demi lovato comparing a FUCKING SEXUAL ASSAULT to jelly beans #DemiLovatoIsOverParty— Ness (@assshapelikesel) June 3, 2018
how dare you compare sexual assault to jelly beans? you're a disgusting being and I'm no longer a fan https://t.co/qcS7ZGLPTX— ᅠᅠᅠᅠᵍᵘᶤ (@sweetenerd) June 3, 2018
I can’t believe Demi Lovato literally pressed tweet on a tweet about her paying to have her friend sexually assaulted … Then made a tweet comparing sexual assault to jelly beans …— babyboy@gmail (@fagtwigs) June 4, 2018
You see sexually assaulting someone is slightly more serious than a jelly bean. You're comparing a crime to candy. Ok. Good to know— TheManWithAPlan1208 (@ThatOneGuy1208) June 4, 2018
At this point the singer clearly realised that an *actual* apology was in order along with some damage control so she reminded her followers that she was a victim of abuse at the hands of her late father, as detailed in her 2013 song Warrior.
In the gut-wrenching ballad, Demi labels herself a “warrior” and a “survivor” of assault by her “criminal” father, with lyrics like:
“I’ve got shame, I’ve got scars
That I’ll never show
I’m a survivor
In more ways than you know”.
For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of Warrior and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 3, 2018
So sorry if anyone was offended ????— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 3, 2018
As the hate continued, one dedicated Lovatic offered the singer compassion, writing:
“Baby…… we know you and your story.”
“That’s just the thing… people DON’T know my full story..” Demi responded.
That’s just the thing… people DON’T know my full story.. https://t.co/0x8uU7gdDv— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 3, 2018
Lovato’s father Patrick died of cancer in 2013, and she has sung about their troubled relationship in several songs including the 2015 ballad Father.