If only her body had a say…
Demi Lovato is one of the most outspoken celebs in regards to body positivity, especially when it comes to dealing with eating disorders.
However, the Body Say singer may have taken her role as a social justice warrior too seriously over the weekend when she critiqued a fan-made drawing… because now some of her fans are calling her out for being too harsh!
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Apparently, a Romanian Lovatic named VladyArt shared some Instagram art depicting Demi as a mermaid earlier over the Summer.
While the picture initially went unnoticed, Demi had a negative response to the nearly-NSFW drawing when it was regrammed just before the weekend, commenting:
"Is that how my boobs should look? It's gorgeous but that's not my body."
Demi's criticism of the imagery was totally understandable, especially given her stance on body positivity. But the artist took the criticism to heart.
As it turns out, the fan behind the piece is actually just a 17-year-old named Vladimir Serbanescu, who said after the criticism he no longer even enjoys his own piece, responding:
That's a fair point, and kind of sad.
Some fans thought Demi was being overly critical of an imperfect (and fantastical) fan drawing:
Others thought Demi was absolutely right to call out the imperfect body image being propagated by the image:
We understand both sides here… ultimately it's her body, and she's allowed to like/dislike any depictions of it that she sees fit — but did she maybe call the fan out the wrong way?
What do U think, Perezcious Readers??
[Image via VladyArt/Demi Lovato/Instagram.]
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