Demi Lovato has been to hell and back, so now that she’s confident in her skin and body, you know damn well that she’s going to flaunt that confidence with some slay-worthy Instagrams. But not everyone is a fan. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old singer was called “depressing” by a Twitter troll for showing off her body on Instagram.
Mike Wass, an editor at the website Idolator, called out Lovato for her recent Instagram behavior and reduced her to an Instagram model. “Demi turning into an Instagram model is 2018’s most depressing development,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Immediately, Wass was slammed by Lovato’s friend, rapper Iggy Azalea, who lambasted Wass for belittling a woman’s confidence and edited his tweet to convey what he really meant. “All I read was ‘A woman feeling confident, happy and beautiful in her own skin on social media depresses me’ THATS depressing, but unfortunately not a development. #FlauntItDemi,” Azaalea tweeted.
After catching wind of the criticism, Lovato thanked Azalea for her support before lashing out at Wass for coming for her. Though the singer didn’t address Wass directly, she posted generally about how she doesn’t understand why people think that others care about their negative opinions. She also encouraged her followers to keep their negative opinions to themselves and promote positivity.
“I don’t understand why people feel the need to express their negativity on the internet for the world to see as if the world actually gives a shit about their nasty opinions anyway,” she tweeted. “If you don’t have anything meaningful to say, don’t say it. Ask yourself who is benefitting from your tweet and what it is you’re actually gaining from it.”
If you didn’t learn the golden rule in elementary school, maybe you’ll learn it from Lovato. Don’t spread negativity and don’t try to bring down someone else’s confidence. Hear that, trolls?