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Demi Lovato on Taylor Swift: Having a Song About 'Tearing Katy Perry Down' is 'Not Women's Empowerment'

Demi Lovato on Taylor Swift: Having a Song About 'Tearing Katy Perry Down' is 'Not Women's Empowerment'

Demi Lovato rocks a Diesel leather dress on the cover of Glamour magazine’s November 2016 issue, on newsstands November 11.

Here’s what the 24-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On criticizing Taylor Swift in the past for not “doing the work” to be a feminist: “Just speaking out. I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand. 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. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real…. It’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. 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.”

On her split from Wilmer Valderrama: “I think it’s healthy to be able to start over with someone else. Being sick was always a part of my relationship with him; I always had something wrong with me. I needed to let go of that. It was hard to depart from somebody who saw everything, but it may be nice to start fresh with somebody. Because that person I was when I was a lot younger is not who I am today.”

On her current state: “I feel healthy, I feel happy. Back then I felt an emptiness inside of me, and I reached for so many things—a person, a substance, a behavior—to fill that void. And now there’s not a void anymore. The void is filled by me taking care of myself…. Getting sober was difficult. I went into rehab, I came out, and I didn’t stay sober. I still had issues occasionally. Now some days it’s difficult; some days it’s easy. But I like to focus on what I’m doing now, which is giving back.”

For more from Demi, visit Glamour.com.

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  • JD

    Isn’t Demi the one who threw shade at TS when TS donated money to Kesha? And now she’s bashing TS’s friends for being too beautiful? Is Demi obsessed with TS or something? Demi isn’t a feminist, she’s a preachy, holier-than-thou hypocrite.

  • Mara

    For a second, I thought that was Jennifer Connolly.

  • PB

    Why do I think this is still about Selena. But she isn’t wrong.

  • PB

    Why do I think this is still about Selena. But she isn’t wrong.

  • MissyMiss

    someone shut this twit up. she’s no feminist either.

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    With her, It’s all about negativity and nasty comments toward others… It’s getting annoying. She should take a retreat in an ashram or something, srly.

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    With her, It’s all about negativity and nasty comments toward others… It’s getting annoying. She should take a retreat in an ashram or something, srly.

  • Will

    Human beings don’t like each other some times, you must be pretty dumb to not understand this, it has nothing to do with being a feminist.

  • Will

    Human beings don’t like each other some times, you must be pretty dumb to not understand this, it has nothing to do with being a feminist.

  • MollyBD

    Why is this girl SO jealous of Taylor Swift?

  • imsn

    one name: Selena Gomez

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    but kesha is a liar — she took back all claims against her producer.

  • VanityInsecurity

    I don’t know who is on the top of the I hate Taylor Swift list.. her or Kanye..

  • RainbowCandy

    Taylor is soo gonna write a song tearing down demi lovato next

  • RainbowCandy

    or could be one man: Joe Jonas

  • MissyMiss

    did she buy a new face because bitch is unrecognizable.

  • SquidBillie

    They all have to complain about something…body shaming, slut shaming, too feminist, not feminist enough….enough already. I’m not a fan of Tay Tay and her controlling ways (not to mention phony “boyfriends,” AKA beards), but between Demi and Amber Rose constantly harping about something, it’s getting really tiresome.

  • Conte435

    Both probably want to fuck her, both are obsessed with her. And both use her name to get publicity.

  • Conte435

    Probably because she has the career and looks Demi wishes she had.

    And how are their body images ” false” if it’s natural, so the only body image allowed according to this nutcase is short and stocky like hers and any other, like tall and slim is ” false”

  • Silvia Cunha

    Demi has a point! Not all women are like the squad of Taylor, and in my way of seeing this, Demi is trying to say that is okay in that industry to not be skinny, that people are all the same! Yes Demi should stop talking about Taylor and just move on, but maybe this time was just one more “example”… Let the Girl speak at least she is fearless! =P

  • smmy33

    Didn’t know Lena and Lorde were too beautiful or skinny. Demi’s jealous rants don’t even make sence.

    Nobody is talking about Demi so she had to bring up Taylor Swift’s name. That’s what Kim and Kanye do also. Taylor is the true star from whom others gather their light .

  • nicpace

    i am not a fan of either of them, but most of the times demi’s on the news it’s always about body body body body and body all the time! She’s always seems to promote love yourself/your body crap all the time and wants to appear like she’s confident and secure about herself. but honestly when someone is so secure about their body, they won’t bring it up every time they talk!

  • Gina

    Both Demi and Taylor are annoying as hell, so they cancel each other out as far as I’m concerned.

  • First Last

    She keeps talking about positive body image and loving yourself as you are, but she says that none of Taylor’s friends have a normal body. Like, that one phrase “normal body” just cancelled out everything she’s ever said on the topic. No one body is normal, who are you to decide that someone is too skinny or too fat or too whatever? She just constantly makes herself out to be a hypocrite who hates people that don’t agree with her version or body positivity.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    neither one of them really contribute much to the music world. taylor swift is just a marketing machine

  • Naynay

    you don’t have to like everybody but you also don’t have to tear down people that you don’t like it’s that simple

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