Turns out, the remark wasn’t directed at us (although if it was, thanks, bb — good luck to you, too), but instead life coach/CEO of CAST Centers, Mike Bayer.
In case you didn’t know, the 25-year-old singer appeared on Dr. Phil earlier this year with Bayer, and he has also been on tour with the celeb. He played a role in helping her get sober after her stint in rehab in 2011.
On Thursday before Demi’s tweet, Bayer released a coaching video on his Instagram where he said:
“I worked in entertainment for many years being a life coach for a lot of different pop stars and actors, and my biggest pet peeve is when they use excuses because they call themselves “artists”. I’m here today to explain to you that being an artist and being talented are two different things. To me, being an artist is living your authentic life. I think if somebody uses it as an excuse to be late, or insincere, or rude, or unapologetic, that’s not being an artist, that’s being a jerk. And you shouldn’t stand for that.”
Being an artist is being true to yourself! #coachmike #art #talent. Comment below with any thoughts you might have on this.A post shared by Mike Bayer – Coach Mike (@coachmikebayer) on Jul 5, 2018 at 4:23pm PDT
Shortly after, Demi posted:
Good luck on your blog.
â€” Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 6, 2018
Regardless of who this is about, we have a thought. Take it or leave it. We get Demi’s fans are living for the drama (no, we really get it), but let’s not ignore the privilege and entitlement of the “shade” itself. Who is Demi to say that her career is any better than anyone else’s? Or that “blogging” is less than. Everyone deserves an outlet to be creative.
With that said, if you want to start your own blog or vlog or podcast or whatever other career the Internet provides, go for it, we highly recommend! No judgement here. Good luck on your blog — seriously! *hair flip*
[Image via Rui M Leal/WENN.]