Now the singer has found herself in hot water once again after her seemingly well-intentioned yet oddly self-centered response to the recent domestic terrorism that took place in Washington D.C.
My heart is broken. It makes me to sad to believe how naive I was to think this couldn’t possibly happen, and yet it did. Here we are. 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... pic.twitter.com/md5XPFmj2B— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 7, 2021
THIS IS WHY I POST AS MUCH AS I DO. THIS IS WHY I CARE. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN ANY FUCKING MORE. I’m angry, embarrassed and ashamed.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 7, 2021
I’m in the studio working on something special after today’s assault on democracy.#impeachtrumptonight
Many Twitter users are accusing Demi of using a national crisis to make a profit off of pain, as opposed to donating her money to a worthy cause or doing an Instagram live with activists. Demi has, in fairness, not said whether or not the proceeds of said song she's making will go toward Black Lives Matter or a similar organization, but the tweets upset thousands of users nonetheless. Other users pointed out that she has not cut ties with known racists like Justin Bieber.
Before the November 2020 election, Demi released a song lambasting Trump called "Commander in Chief." It was not met with the same backlash.
Disclaimer: I'm a Demi fan and I think her heart is in the right place, but this was bizarre and noteworthy and deserved a post.