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Demi Lovato's Heart Attack Video Hints At Struggles With Body Image & Substance Abuse?!

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Demi Lovato is completely candid and open about her struggles with bipolar disorder, bulimia, substance abuse, and self mutilation…

But does the music video (above) for her latest single Heart Attack subtly hint at the X Factor judges' tumultuous past?

The video's director Chris Applebaum recently explained:

"Demi is a very special, very unique artist for which there really isn't anybody that can compare. I think that it's very hard these days, in the era of the Internet and social media, for a person to hide too much who they are. We all know the struggles that Demi has faced and we all know the issues that surround her personal life. So it's impossible not to apply that or project that onto her while she's performing and to project that onto her when she's singing in her video."

Applebaum even goes so far as to compare Demi in Heart Attack to Kurt Cobain in the musc video for Heart Shaped Box!

The famed director stated:

"How could anybody not feel anything extra when Kurt Cobain is lying down in a field of poppies in the 'Heart Shaped Box' video? Everyone knew the guy was a heroin addict at that point, and everybody knew that heroin is the closest you can gamble with your life before you lose it. And everyone read something into it at that time in a way that was much more powerful than the image you saw onscreen. So I would say that with all that in mind, Demi is very open about her personal life and very open about who she is as a person and the struggles that she's faced. And those are things people can project, or choose not to know anything about, when they're watching the video."

Hmmm! Verrrrry interesting!

OK, let's read into something that is (apparently) deceivingly simple in concept…

SO, are DemDem's black-painted hands in Heart Attack symbolic of her past? Or perhaps her bipolar disorder?

Is she saying she's her own worst enemy and that she's constantly fighting against herself? And perhaps only her hands are black because while she's seemingly gotten her life under control, there is still a small part of her old self that remains?

Orrrr we could be galaxies away in our approximation, LOLz!

Either way, we LOVE when singers infuse hidden meaning into their tunes/videos!

It's like musical treasure hunt!

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16 comments to “Demi Lovato's Heart Attack Video Hints At Struggles With Body Image & Substance Abuse?!”

  1. 1

    Wonderful. More tall tales of woe from this talentless whore to use for attention she doesn't deserve. If she's that much of a fuck-up, maybe she just needs to STFU and check into the loony bin. This chick is a total asshole, much like you, Perez. You're both no-talent shits.

  2. Brenda says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – hey ASSHOLE. Who the FUCK are you to decide who does and doesn't deserve recognition? Shes not a fuck up… She's a HUMAN BEING that went through some tough shit all while being in the limelight… All she was trying to do was persue her dreams and do what she loves to do. It's because of judgmental close-minded jerks like you who mess people up with brainless comments and constant digs like these. She doesn't need to check into anything because she's not a loony, she's trying to HELP people with her stories, if you don't give a fuck about them, then get the fuck out of here and keep your ignorant and oblivious ass out of here.

  3. Nata says – reply to this


    Wow, I believe it is a well done job. My friends were all talking about it, I mean, I've always loved her as an artist and she has gone through hard times. but it's nice to hear she's picking up music because her voice and lyrics are beautiful. I especially loved this song when I first heard it online and this video for it is quite unique.

  4. Sophie says – reply to this


    Re: Brenda – Amen to that!

  5. Maia says – reply to this


    Jesus, no. The song is a love song. The black represents her side of being hurt with love in the past so that's why she's afraid to fall in love. It goes back n forth between her flawless glowing face to a darker side to show how she wants to let herself fall for this person but she's afraid of getting hurt again. Perez Hilton is such an idiot!

  6. rkir says – reply to this



  7. Lovatic says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – are you fucking kidding me? grow up. How can you be so cold hearted? Demi USED HER STORY to inspire others to get help not for attention or for fame. She didnt have to share her past story with us but she did. You really need to get your facts straight before you comment on shit. Dont go around calling celebrities 'fame whores' if you dont know who they are or what they are capable of. Just saying.

  8. 8

    in youtube today I found leaked version of Demi in good quality ) goo .gl/WWQuX or you can search in youtube:))

  9. Jisely says – reply to this


    You're a dumbass to even think she ever relapsed. I swear if I could hit you in the face I probably would. Who the fuck are you to even bring that up you hypocritical bastard.

  10. kay says – reply to this


    You know when I saw this video it was like a mashup of "Since you've been gone" and Umbrella .. just sayin

  11. BIG LOVATIO FAN! says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE!! The song is about love, not her body issues! Demi is an amazing artist and has inspired and helped A LOT of people with her story. I can't tell you how many times she has saved me. You know it people like you who say all this shit to her about being a "Fuck-up" and "Talent-less" that sent her into treatment with body-image issues and other problems. She doesn't deserve all the hate she gets by doing what she loves. If you don't like her then don't comment on articles about her.

  12. anyoleen says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – you think demi is talentless whore than why is her music being recognized unlike you what is your talent ummmm none so why don't you shut up you stuck up tight little bitch and don't talk about demi so why don't you just talk about something you know and stop shitting around first try to wipe your ass before you go around talking shit about someone and one more thing go fuck yourself you little chicken wanna be good for nothing nasty ass

  13. lara says – reply to this


    Fucking brillant

  14. Amy says – reply to this


    Re: Brenda – Shut up

  15. 15

    You people are so full of it! So what if she's hinting her past in a freaking music video! It's none of your freaking business. I think she is a very talented singer. And as for Re: Pansy Hunter – You should really shut up. If you don't like her than keep it to yourself. How would you like it if you were her and someone said that about you? Ugh morrons.

  16. 16

    Re: Pansy Hunter

    You're a dick. Talentless? You talk from your ass. She has more talent in her pinky than you do as a whole. She sings very well, and does nothing for attention, considering she didn't even say anything about this video reflecting her past you fuck up.