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Demi Lovato Is Excited to Find Out She is '1% African'

Demi Lovato Is Excited to Find Out She is '1% African'

Demi Lovato decided to take a DNA test and one of the things she was excited to find out is that she is one percent African!

The 24-year-old singer shared the breakdown of her results on Twitter.

“I did a DNA test and found out I’m mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH….” Demi tweeted. She followed up with another tweet that said, “And I’m 1% African!!!!”

After receiving some backlash for pointing out that she has a bit of African in her, Demi apologized. “I also included the other nationalities. But I understand and respect your point of view and didn’t mean to offend anyone,” she wrote to a fan.

Click inside to read all of Demi Lovato’s tweets on the subject…

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  • VanityInsecurity

    can’t even celebrate being African w/out someone raining on your parade.

  • Aleksandra Piatek

    Well, all humans originate from Africa…

  • VanityInsecurity

    the out of Africa theory has been disproven.

  • Conte435

    What stupid miss leading headline from Just Jared …. You guys have become the Huffington Post of celebrity gossip.

  • Ross

    No it hasn’t.

  • VanityInsecurity

    read a book dude.. read the right books. it has been debunked through DNA.

  • LolaLola

    I did a DNA test and there’s no African in me, bubba.

  • AeeJay

    The Out Of Africa theory was originated so that we could all see we are one big race. Science has proven otherwise that not all homo-sapiens originated in Africa. welcome to the real world.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Total bullshit.

  • AeeJay

    Demi Lovato you are 85% European meaning you are WHITE. You are not Spanish cus Spanish is a language, you are mostly Spaniard. Some ppl are so damn dumb.

  • Toni gee

    Whatever, Demi is still rockin the hotness!

  • SquidBillie

    How about 99% moron. We’re probably ALL at least 1% African.

  • SquidBillie

    And where did you read this, exactly?

  • SaraJ

    Hahahaha

  • SaraJ

    Link? Proof?

  • Naynay

    fyi / spanish : adjective

    1.of or relating to Spain, its people, or their language.

  • devvv

    Most tests only go back about 5 generations, meaning it’s not a complete mock up of every single ancestor you have.

  • Amairany

    “Hispanic” is the correct term.

  • Joy

    That’s the current prevailing scientific theory, yes.

  • LolaLola

    everyone does not have African in their DNA or everyone would be black, no? isn’t that how it goes?

  • devvv

    No, it’s not 1955…the one drop rule doesn’t apply. It just depends on the percentage and genetics. Rashida Jones and Wentworth Miller are half black and don’t look it. And most slave-descendant African Americans have 25-40% white blood, yet still look only black. Having small percentages of African doesn’t negate the higher percentages, so no everyone wouldn’t be black.

  • j k

    I thought she quit Twitter or something

  • LolaLola

    Excuse me but recently plenty has been written about if you’re 1% black, you’re black so please don’t lecture me about it not being 1955. You’re not as smart as you think you are.

  • devvv

    You asked a question, I answered. And in addition to knowing 1% African ancestry doesn’t equate to being black, I’m smart enough to get my point across without slinging insults.

  • LolaLola

    I suggest you google what currently constitutes being black. and I hardly “slung insults” at you. so sensitive

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Spaniard refers to a person, and Spanish refers to a person, a language and is an adjective. So a person can be Spaniard, but can not be part Spaniard/half Spaniard nor a Spaniard speaker nor can get a Spaniard wine; in this other cases, Spanish is used: part Spanish/half Spanish, Spanish speaker, Spanish wine, etc.

    Before calling somebody “dumb”, please check if you are actually right prior doing so.

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Demi Lovato was talking about her DNA results coming as she being 1/3 Spanish. Hispanic would be okay as an adjective but wrong as a noun (depending on context), since Demi Lovato was referring to Spain and not to a Spanish-speaking Latin American country when she said that she’s “mainly Spanish”.

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Before insulting, you should investigate first. There are millions of people who have their results coming out as 100% Asian, 100% European and/or 100% Native American.

    Why? Because these DNA companies uses GENETIC MARKERS (genetical differences between ethnicities and peoples), so it means that they actually don’t say that your whole genome is from X place, but that among the small fraction of genome that varies within humans, you seem to be descended from a certain ethnicity. In this case, within the portions of Demi Lovato’s genome that usually varies among humans, it turns out that 7/8 of her genetic markers are seen in native inhabitants of Europe and West Asia, 1/10 in native Americans, and 1/100 in native Africans (it could be either Northern African or Sub-Saharan African).

  • AeeJay

    When you are from SPAIN you are considered a Spaniard. Spanish refers to not a person but a culture, or ethnic group. It isn’t the proper term when talking about someones DNA results. She is mostly European & she was breaking things down in percentages saying she’s mostly Spanish. That was my point in her being dumb, guess you didn’t get the memo either..

  • AeeJay

    Yes but not when we are explaining DNA results, she isn’t Spanish she’s mostly WHITE (European)

  • VanityInsecurity

    Ask anyone from Spain, they say I’m Spaniard not Spanish.

  • LaCroix

    The term Spaniard refers to the ethnicity of the people from Spain. Spanish refers to their nationality, or culture.
    Nowadays the terms are used interchangeably, however this use is wrong.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Spanish is an adjective than can be applied to the language, the food, the culture, the history, etc. that originated in Spain and then expanded to other countries, like the majority of the ones that form Latin America.
    Spaniard is a name to describe the ethnic group of people native to Spain.

    So Demi is wrong in saying Spanish.

  • Naynay

    ughhhhh look at you acting like you know everything !! I lived there, the only time I ever heard the term “spaniard” is in books in AMERICA, this word isn’t used anywhere else, people call themselves spanish (I guess they went for the equivalent in their language because as most countries they have one adjective that they use for everything which is “español” to describe food, culture and people…), the word spaniard is usually used in history books and to describe migration waves

  • VanityInsecurity

    lol.

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Spaniard just means a person who is a citizen of Spain, whereas Spanish has several meanings, including a person that pertains to the people of Spain. When Demi said that her ancestry is mainly Spanish she didn’t made a mistake because she is describing her descent, ergo, “Spanish” is being used as an adjective, and not as a noun, ergo, not “mainly Spaniard”.

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Spaniard just means a person who is a citizen of Spain, whereas Spanish has several meanings, including a person that pertains to the people of Spain. When Demi said that her ancestry is mainly Spanish she didn’t made a mistake because she is describing her descent, ergo, “Spanish” is being used as an adjective, and not as a noun, ergo, not “mainly Spaniard”.

    I’m not commenting on the matter that she prefered to use “mainly Spanish” instead of “mainly European”, but you are right when you say that she is just a white person; some South rednecks score European blood as low as 75-80% on DNA tests, and still they look plain white, because the non-European blood starts to be noticeable only over 20%.

  • Valeria Poueriet

    Spaniard just means a person who is a citizen of Spain, whereas Spanish has several meanings, including a person that pertains to the people of Spain. When Demi said that her ancestry is mainly Spanish she didn’t made a mistake because she is describing her descent, ergo, “Spanish” is being used as an adjective, and not as a noun, ergo, it is wrong to say “mainly Spaniard”.