Demi Lovato Slams Taylor Swift's Squad
It's no secret Demi Lovato is unafraid to voice her opinions.
And, in Glamour's November 2016 issue, the singer does just that.
Let's begin with Taylor Swift . In May, Lovato tweeted, "Don't brand yourself a feminist if you don't do the work." It was a bold statement, considering Swift rebuilt her brand on the power female friendships. But Lovato doesn't regret what she said about Swift and her squad. "I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they're going to claim that as part of their brand," the 24-year-old "Body Say" singer says. "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."
The women in Swift's squad, by and large, tend to be slender—and that's "not realistic," Lovato explains. Regarding Swift's "Bad Blood" video, she says, "I think that having a song and a video about tearingKaty 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."
"When you're an artist, you have a platform that can reach millions. I feel it's selfish when you don't use your voice, because then you're just relishing the attention—you're not using it for good," she tells the magazine. "I have felt uncomfortable having people say, 'You're my idol,' because I want them to idolize God. I want them to idolize somebody that's done a lot. So I think it's important that artists use their voices for so much more than just their talent."