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Demi Lovato has been hitting those headlines non-stop lately!
First, there was the now-infamous fro-yo gate; and then came the huge announcement that they were non-binary, and wanted to use “they”, “them”, and “their” pronouns.
And now, the 28-year-old singer has once again made headlines, this time because they want the public to stop complimenting them on their weight loss. Even if it is coming from a good place…
Demi warned that complimenting someone – not just them – on their weight loss could actually do more harm than good.
They warned that it could be particularly triggering, especially for someone who has previously struggled or is still currently struggling with an eating disorder…
“Idk who needs to hear this but complimenting someone on their weight loss can be as harmful as complimenting someone on their weight gain in regards to talking to someone in recovery from an eating disorder,” the singer – who has made no secret of the fact that they are currently battling with an eating disorder – wrote on Instagram.
“If you don’t know someone’s history with food, please don’t comment on their body.
“Because even if your intention is pure, it might leave that person awake at 2am overthinking that statement.”
We can definitely see where Demi is coming from, and can understand their overall message of seeing a person as ‘more than their body’ …
“Receiving compliments for losing weight can leave you wondering what people thought of your body before,” they added.
“Moral of the story: I am more than the shell for my soul that is my body and everyday I fight to remind myself of that, so I’m asking you to please not remind me that that is all people see of me sometimes.”
Once again, we definitely see where Demi is coming from, and hope many people will take their comments on board moving forward.