Demi Lovato Slams Lady Gaga SXSW Vomit Stunt for “Glamorizing Eating Disorders”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Gaga had a performance artist swallow paint and then throw it back up onto her during her concert in Austin on Thursday night.
Lovato took to Twitter on Friday to call the pop star’s actions “sad,” writing, “As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. :-( Bottom line, it’s not ‘cool’ or ‘artsy’ at all.”
“Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction,” Lovato went on.
She wrote to Gaga directly, “you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope [the song] is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that.”
As Gaga supporters pointed out that the singer has been open about her personal eating disorder struggles in the past and reportedly spoke about it before her performance, Lovato made a striking comparison.
“So it’s cool if I do a speech about self-harm and then proceed to watch someone cut themselves on my stage? No. That doesn’t make it OKAY,” responded the former “X Factor” judge.
She noted, “Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences.”
As the backlash continued, Lovato, who has been candid about her own troubles with addiction and mental illness, wrote, “Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?”
Check out all of Lovato’s tweets below, and tell us what you think.