Some media outlets want you to believe Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are at odds with one another. They’re using these recent remarks by Demi on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” as evidence...
“I’ve always been a really motivated, driven fighter, so when I first got sober I was like, ‘I’m gonna show all of you. You think I can’t get sober? Well watch me! And then now I’ve stuck to it because it’s made my life so much better. And there’s a lot of young people who look up to me and there needs to be someone that stands out and says it’s not about molly and partying and all that stuff.”
Because a young pop star can’t do anything in this town without it somehow being a comment in the shadow of Miley’s VMA performance, the Internet is construing the quote as a barbed diss at her wild antics and lyrics that reference the drug molly.
But this is Demi talking about her struggles with substance abuse, which tends to come with the baggage of a partying lifestyle—all of which Miley certainly didn’t invent.
This would be like saying everyone who turns down a line of coke at a party is “dissing” Miley. Demi’s decision to clean up isn’t a diss. It’s a decision worth applauding. Let’s just focus on that part.