Look, I love Demi Lovato. I really do. But sometimes her responses to current events are strange and kind of miss the mark.
Like, she criticized Taylor Swift’s support of Kesha during her sexual assault trial. When Taylor donated $250,000 to Kesha, Demi tweeted this:
So when a bunch of rioters, who were incited by Donald Trump, stormed the Capitol this past week in an attempted coup to overturn the election results, Demi had a very interesting response.
“My heart is broken. It makes me sad to believe how naive I was to think this couldn’t possibly happen, and yet it did. Here we are,” Demi tweeted. “For everyone in my comments saying, ‘Where’s D7?’ or wanting me to sing instead of speaking up about what needs to change in this country…”
“…this is why I post as much as I do,” Demi continued. “This is why I care. This cannot happen any fucking more. I’m angry, embarrassed, and ashamed.” Then, Demi added, “I’m in the studio working on something special after today’s assault on democracy.”
Hm, well intentioned, but a lot of mention of Demi, Demi’s next album, and an upcoming Demi song.
The tweets immediately faced backlash, considering how Demi-centered they were in the midst of a domestic terrorist attack:
The whole moment became a meme, too:
Demi has not yet responded to the backlash, but we will update you if she does.