11 Times Demi Lovato Kicked Bodyshamers’ Asses
Ain't nobody got time for that.
Blow up the balloons and grab your party hat - today is Demi Lovato's 23rd birthday! In honour of her special day, we're celebrating her general awesomeness and remembering all the times she's dealt with trolls and bodyshamers perfectly. Ms. Lovato, we salute you.
1. When she was too sexy to handle
Demi was targeted by haters after her recent Cosmo cover was dubbed ‘too sexy’ for newsstands. Too sexy?! We don’t see the problem. She responded in perfect Lovato fashion:
2. When she stood up for her sister
Criticise Demi all you want, but never, ever, ever come after her family. Online bullies came for Demi’s beloved little sister Madison, picking on her scoliosis and calling her “hunchback”. Understandably, Demi was fuming, and hit back viciously.
3. When she invented #NoMakeupMonday
We all know that Demi is an über-babe, but she gained even more babe points when she started #NoMakeupMonday on her own Instagram page. She encouraged her Lovatics to post a make-up free selfie to boost their self-confidence and remind them that make-up is an accessory, not a necessity.
4. When she loved her trolls
Only Demi Lovato could be compassionate enough to reach out to her bullies and smother them with messages of love and support. Convinced that nasty behaviour comes from a place of insecurity, Demi reminded her critics that they too are beautiful, saying “Dear haters, you don’t have to like me cause I love you”. Queen.
5. When she was team Big Mac
Best. Argument. Ever.
6. When she got sassy
After the 2011 VMA, she tweeted (and later deleted) “I’ve gained weight. Get over it. That’s what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER’. *applauds loudly*
7. When she called out Disney
Bad call. When she heard a dodgy joke on a Disney Channel show, she didn’t just sit back and let it lie. Oh no. She quickly shut them down, reminding the company that she had to stop working for them due to her own eating disorder.
8. When she loved her curves
In a celebration of her newfound self-confidence, Demi took to Instagram to show off her incredible legs (and a cheeky bit of booty as well). She also reminded her 21 million followers that she hasn’t always felt this good about herself, but that someone special helped her to love herself again. N’aw.
9. When she said NO to thigh gaps
Demi said a very public farewell to scrawny thighs with this pic, and instead chose to celebrate her natural Latina curves. Love it.
9. When she said NO to thigh gaps all over again
“Regardless of what society tells you these days... You don't have to have a thigh gap to be beautiful. It is possible to love your body the way it is.”
11. When she loved herself at every size
Demi took her fans down memory lane with this classic #throwbackthursday (disclaimer: it may not have been a Thursday…), and told them confidently “I was beautiful then, and I'm beautiful now”.