If you haven’t been following recent celebrity drama, Demi Lovato has been posting on Twitter responses to the #FreeKesha movement that seemed to be pointing fingers at Taylor Swift for not publically sharing her support. This has surprised everyone, as most fans had believed Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift to be friends.
The initial tweet, allegedly about Taylor, were as follows:
I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it’s something uncomfortable to speak up about. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016
Then when it was revealed that Taylor Swift privately sent $250,000 to Kesha to help support her during this trying time, Demi tweeted this statement:
Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 22, 2016
And on Instagram, Lovato commented specifically about Taylor on a fan account before deleting the comments shortly after. Buzzfeed But thankfully, Demi has posted a more understanding response since this initial instagram message to bring the attention back to Kesha and her legal battle against Dr. Luke and the fact that many women in positions like Kesha are afraid to speak out.
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. They’re more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it’s okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone.
We appreciated the change in topic back to the important matter at hand, rather than how stars decide to share support. Thank you Demi for sharing this informative infographic and for addressing how sometimes passion can cloud a message. We hope Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift were able to privately discuss their issues as well, as letting things steam won’t help them in the media.