Demi Lovato Rants About Teens’ Celebrity Obsession
Demi Lovato ranted on Twitter on Thursday about what she sees as an unhealthy obsession with celebrity culture at the detriment to society.
In her series of messages, Lovato began rather vaguely, first tweeting, “The world is weird.” She then posted, “I bet our country knows more about celebrities than they know about what’s happening over seas or global warming. We complain about how unfair paparazzi and tabloid rumors are but still buy the magazines to find out who’s f*cking who and who wore it best.”
Lovato then made a poll, asking her nearly 37 million Twitter followers, “How many people can name someone on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list?” The answer options were: “Can name 1 or more,” “What’s that,” or “Can name all Biebers exes.”
“Is it our fault though?” Lovato went on to wonder. “Has society fed into it or is this just easy business with everyone from blogs to magazines trying to cash in? Who’s fault is it that teens can name more celebrity feuds than wars?”
The singer has never been shy about speaking out, but has spent the last few days being particularly outspoken on social media. After quitting Twitter for about a day, she returned announcing, “F*ck this… I’m back bitches. And I’m coming back more honest than ever.”
She then commented on Wednesday, “So my return to Twitter makes headlines. Don’t people have better things to talk about?!” Now Lovato’s remarks on celebrity culture are making headlines, too. See screengrabs below.