Did Demi Lovato Just Call Out Taylor Swift For Not Speaking Up For Kesha?

by Gillian Fuller
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As celebrities flock to comfort Kesha in the wake of the Manhattan Supreme Court ruling forcing her to work alongside her alleged rapist, Demi Lovato is speaking out against another celebrity who didn't come to Kesha's side.

On Saturday night, after liking a tweet calling out Taylor Swift for not speaking up for Kesha (despite standing up for herself when victimized by Kanye West), Lovato spoke her mind in a series of posts seemingly directed at the “Out Of The Woods” singer.

It started with this tweet:

Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

At first, Lovato stayed pretty neutral…

Happens way too often. I'm ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men.. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

…and shied away from pointing fingers at any one person.

Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar? — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

But then, she threw this in there, which people were quick to determine was directed at Taylor Swift.

I'm also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

The dig comes just after Swift stood up for herself — and, supposedly, women everywhere — in response to Kanye's “Famous” insult.

Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it's something uncomfortable to speak up about. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

Lovato urged fellow celebrities to speak up for the “voiceless”…

Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

…and to stand up always, not simply when it's convenient.

Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it's convenient. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016


Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

Your move, Swift.

Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single fuck. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 21, 2016

Citations: Demi Lovato Waiting For "A Certain Feminist" To Speak Out In Support of Kesha, Huh (Cosmopolitan)