These are challenging times for Demi Lovato. Her supporters accuse the 27-year-old singer of managing a secret and anonymous Instagram profile, on which she would share all kinds of hateful messages about her former best friend, Selena Gomez. It was reason enough to create the hashtag #demilovatoisoverparty; her fans heralded the end of her career.
Earlier this year, it seemed like Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez were still best friends. Selena then jubilated on Instagram how proud she was that Demi performed again for the first time after her overdose in 2018. “I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspiring, and DESERVED this moment was. Demi, I’m so happy for you,” Gomez wrote of her performance. But those words apparently did not go down well with Lovato.
“When you grow up with someone, you always feel love for them. But I am not friends with her,” said Demi diplomatically but coolly. “So that Instagram post felt…” Lovato seemed to immediately swallow her words again: “Look, I will always feel love for her and wish her all the best.”
Although it is not clear why their friendship got so chilled, according to their fans, something must have gone wrong. Besides, the story got a vicious tail: attentive Demi fans noted that she seems to manage a second Instagram profile, on which she would spread all kinds of ‘anti-Selena messages’.
For example, a photo was shared where Demi poses with a magazine on which Selena’s face was defaced, and a print was also posted of the conscious interview in which Demi admitted: “not being friends anymore”. You can also see how the profile keeps praising Lovato, while there is no right word about Gomez.
A sign on the wall? For Demi’s fans, it is even a foregone conclusion: she is the driving force behind the profile, so she has to be punished for that too. Demi Lovato’s supporter created the hashtag #demilovatoisoverparty, which went viral in no time and is still in constant use.
The result was not long in coming: the former Disney star was overwhelmed with hate messages and ‘canceled’, an online phenomenon in which famous people are wholly paid for their mistakes and spewed out by their followers or fans.
However, the hatred took on such proportions that Demi felt compelled to respond. Still, she remained combative. “I have been ‘canceled’ so many times that I can’t even count it anymore,” the singer sighed on the podcast of Jameela Jamil, who also knows what it is like to be “canceled”. “The hashtag #DemiIsOverParty, all that stuff … It just doesn’t affect me anymore.”
“First of all, it’s not real,” Lovato continued. “I don’t think anyone was ever officially “canceled” because otherwise, some people wouldn’t have Grammys, no Oscars, and some people wouldn’t be where they are now.”
Demi Lovato hopes that things will get better someday: “Where is the forgiveness? If people screw up their second and third chances, I understand that you are “canceled,” and you should remain that way. But if you mess it up and apologize and learn from it, let that be an example for other people so they can change too. Canceling someone doesn’t work unless people have grace. You have to be able to show that.”