If Demi Lovato is fat, I’m a f-cking sea cow. Lovato showed up to the MTV Video Music Awards wearing a plunging mini-dress, showing off her tan and her curves. She looked great. But apparently, some people interpreted her figure as “fat”, because the singer took to Twitter to defend herself when her weight became a topic on the site.
"I’ve gained weight. Get over it," Lovato Tweeted.
Maybe people had their TVs on the wrong aspect ratio or something. Because I really don’t see it.
Under the hashtag, #demilavato (yes, it was misspelled), Twitter people kept criticizing Lovato’s figure when she showed up to the VMAs. The singer defended herself, writing: “That’s what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER.”
I like that Demi is defending her body and is proud of it, but arguing with people on the Internet is like trying to reason with a cracked-up homeless person planking in the middle of a grocery store parking lot (yes, I saw this happen over the weekend). The point is, you can’t argue with crazy.
But I guess it’s a sore subject for Lovato, who did indeed suffer from an eating disorder.
“Guess what, I’m healthy and happy,” Demi continued. “And if you’re hating on my weight you obviously aren’t.”
Twilight actress and Demi’s pal, Ashley Greene, messaged Lovato with her support, telling Lovato she’s “beautiful.”
“This is why you’re my friend,” Lovato responded. Which is awesome, because I just found out I have something in common with Demi Lovato. We both base our friends on who gives us the most compliments.
Lovato was bullied as a child, and it developed into a longtime eating disorder. In an interview with 20/20 earlier this year, Lovato admitted: “I was compulsively overeating when I was eight years old. So I guess, for the past 10 years, I’ve had a really unhealthy relationship with food.”
Lovato told Hollyscoop: “I left school when I was 12 years old. It was too much for me dealing with the cattiness of the cliquey girls and things like that.”
Because of her past, Demi has become an activist for bullying prevention.
“The best advice I can have is using what you love as motivation to go farther in life,” Lovato told HS.
“When you put your energy in positive things you succeed. Even if It doesn’t have to do with success you just become a happier person and your stronger; that is all that matters.”