Demi Lovato Gets Real About Her Sexuality On Twitter: "I Don't Owe Anybody Anything"
Demi Lovato isn't having it with your labels. People have been questioning her sexuality in recent weeks partly because she was seen holding hands with DJ/producer Lauren Abedini in Disney's California Adventure. Between that and her song "Cool For The Summer," people have been wondering what her sexuality is and have been tweeting the same questions. But Demi Lovato's sexuality is up for Demi Lovato to reveal, and she made that point clear on Twitter last night.
In a series of tweets, the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer called out all of the people who have been trying to get her to reveal her sexuality, even though it's a private thing she doesn't have to talk about with anyone if she doesn't want to. She hinted she will be talking about the topic of her sexuality in her upcoming YouTube documentary series, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, premiering Oct. 12. In her tweets from Wednesday, Sept. 20, Lovato said to her followers,
Just because I'm refuse to label myself for the sake of a headline doesn't mean I'm not going to stand up for what I believe in. If you're that curious about my sexuality, watch my documentary. But I don't owe anybody anything.
Tell 'em, girl! She really isn't having any of this, and she has every right to keep her personal life private. Still, there are those who believe her "excuse" for not being open about her sexuality is bullsh*t. In a recent interview with PrideSource.com's Chris Azzopardi, Lovato was asked to comment on her sexuality, but Lovato politely passed on the opportunity, saying,
I just feel like everyone's always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is. I feel like it's irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite. Watch my documentary.
One Twitter user wasn't a fan of this response from the singer. He said in a tweet and accompanying article, "I love Demi Lovato, but her reason for refusing to talk about her sexuality is total bullsh*t." Lovato responded to the tweet saying, "Expectant and rude. Watch my documentary and chill out."
So it seems like the answers to peoples' questions will be found in Lovato's documentary series. It's super important to remember that even though Lovato is an openly sex positive person, she still has a personal life, and she isn't obligated to reveal the most personal parts of herself just because she's famous. People don't abandon their right to privacy when they become celebrities. And people being sex positive doesn't mean they're obligated to be completely open about every detail of their sex lives.
And it's not like Lovato hasn't touched on this subject in the past. In a 2015 interview on British talk show Chatty Man, Lovato talked about some of her lyrics that made fans think she was into women. She said,
I am not confirming and I'm definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don't think there's anything wrong with experimentation at all.
So based off things Lovato has said in the past, it's definitely possible that the rumors about her sexuality are true. But guys, please, please, please let Lovato be the one to tell people about it on her own terms.
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