Demi Lovato Slams Cosmopolitan Cover Protest: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Embracing Sexuality”
Demi Lovato is firing back at ongoing protests to have Cosmopolitan covered up in supermarkets and other retailers.
Over the years, certain stores have showcased Cosmopolitan on newsstands with a protective covering intended to block out the magazine’s often risqué covers. Most recently, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation launched a “Cosmo Harms Minors” campaign, which likened the covers to pornography. In response, RiteAid and Food Lion announced just last week that display issues in all stores will be shielded in the future.
And that’s just not sitting well with Lovato, who covers the September issue in a cleavage-flaunting dress (see right). On Wednesday night, Lovato posted a message on Twitter with the hashtag, “#unwrapmycosmo.” The singer-actress wrote, “What these individuals who are protesting don’t understand is that for the first time in a long time I feel incredibly EMPOWERED and the MOST BEAUTIFUL I’ve ever felt on this magazine.”
“It’s so liberating to be able to show the world how confident a woman can be once she learns to love herself,” continued Lovato. “It took soul searching and a bit of time before I learned to embrace my body therefore I could not have been more excited to do this shoot.”
Lovato, who has been open in the past about her battle with eating disorders, went on, “I think what’s more important is showing women there’s NOTHING WRONG with embracing their bodies and sexuality. I am confident in my own skin and A PROUD @COSMOPOLITAN COVER GIRL!” She concluded by encouraging followers to check out her issue “on newsstands everywhere.”
Lovato’s defense of Cosmo comes one month after she raised eyebrows in a racy bikini. As Gossip Cop reported on time, the star explained the look on Twitter, writing, “Showing more skin cause I’ve worked HARD for this body… #SORRYNOTSORRY.” TELL US: What do you think of the Cosmopolitan controversy and Lovato’s response?