Demi Lovato explains THAT Taylor Swift Tweet: Don’t Brand Yourself A Feminist If You Don’t Do The Work
She's standing by her words.
Back in February, you may remember a series of impassioned tweets by Demi Lovato in support of her friend Kesha during her highly publicised legal battle with producer Dr Luke.
Amongst these was a message many believed to be aimed at Taylor Swift whose silent donation of $250,000 to the Tik Tok singer’s legal fees had become public.
Demi wrote: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.”
The Heart Attack singer has now clarified her comment, although still not directly naming Taylor as the person she was speaking about.
“Listen, there’s nothing positive that comes from pitting women against each other,” she told Refinery 29.
“There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine.
“My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham … or Beyoncé, who make amazing political statements through their work.”
Demi went on to admit that although her intentions are always good, sometimes her passion gets the better of her.
She explained: “As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn’t say.
“And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories.”
So does Demi regret what she said? In a word, no.
She added: “I’m not going to stop saying what I believe in. I have no problem standing up for myself. Maybe I got it from growing up in Texas, but I never took sh– from anybody. Now I know how to do it without pushing people away. You just don’t approach things with a F— You mentality. Instead it’s: This is the way I’m perceiving things. There’s nothing wrong with my beliefs or feelings. So let’s agree to disagree, or let’s just disagree.”
Whether you agree with Demi or not, it's at least nice to see someone who stands by their convictions.