Looks like there's some drama in Demi-land.
Demi Lovato appears on the cover of the Glamour's November issue, and it's already causing some major controversy, specifically regarding Taylor Swift and her crew.
“I think that having a song and video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment," Demi says of Swift's hit "Bad Blood." "We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.”
Hmm. Why bring this up now, years after the video was released? Yes, feminists "speak out"--about wage gaps and sexual harassment, about unfair practices in politics and in the workplace. Putting yourself in the middle of someone else's beef doesn't make you a feminist -- it makes you someone that's thirsty for drama.
Demi had more to say about the squad Taylor hangs with:
"To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body," Demi continued. "It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real.”
OK. Look, I get it. I consider myself body-positive to the nth degree. I'm sure Demi considers herself the same, and I applaud her for all the work she has done to bringing awareness to body shaming and so on. But isn't it the OPPOSITE of body positive for her to be shaming other women's bodies? Taylor, Gigi, Karlie and Cara are all incredibly slim with abs you can grate cheese on. However, just because their bodies are envied doesn't make their figures any less "real." I agree, the majority of Taylor's squad are tall, thin women like Taylor herself, but it isn't exactly fair to call their bodies any less "normal" than, say, an average-size girl. Sure, Taylor's squad may spend hours at the gym, or adhere to strict diets, or maybe they're just genetically blessed. Who cares? If they have the same organs that other people have, they're "normal."
I get what Demi was trying to say -- the average women is a size 16 and not shaped like Swift or her friends. But this is not the right way to go about it. Great intention, Demi, but missed on the delivery.