Demi Lovato is taking aim at Taylor Swift once again!
The singer sat down with Glamour’s Emily Mahaney where she slammed Swift and her squad for “tearing down” Katy Perry, failing to speak out about feminism and promoting “unrealistic” body ideals.
Lovato previously called out Swift’s behaviour back in February after the “Bad Blood” singer donated $250,000 to Kesha during her sexual assault trial against Dr Luke. She famously instructed Swift to refrain from “brand[ing] yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work,” and now the “Confident” songstress is clarifying her comments and highlighting her own “work” with the magazine.
“And you’ve said before, in regard to Taylor Swift, ‘Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work.’ How do you see yourself doing the work?” Mahaney asks Lovato.
“Just speaking out. I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way,” Lovato answers. “But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand.”
Lovato continues by slamming Swift’s infamous squad that includes a bevvy of beautiful models and svelte stars, several of which starred in her “Bad Blood” video. “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.”
“It’s not realistic,” Lovato adds before attacking Swift’s star-studded video. “And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy 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.”
Lovato also opened up about her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, who saw her through some of her best and worst moments in life. After breaking up with the actor in June, the 24-year-old says she’s excited for a fresh start with someone new. “I think it’s healthy to be able to start over with someone else,” she says. “Being sick was always a part of my relationship with him; I always had something wrong with me. I needed to let go of that.”
She adds: “It was hard to depart from somebody who saw everything, but it may be nice to start fresh with somebody. Because that person I was when I was a lot younger is not who I am today.”
Lovato has since addressed her comments via Twitter, writing, “I get asked questions. I answer them. Sue me.”