Demi Lovato is speaking out against Taylor Swift’s $250,000 donation.
Early Monday morning, Kesha’s mom Pebe Sebert Tweeted Swift generously gave her daughter $250,000 towards legal bills after a judge denied Kesha an injunction that would allow her to record outside of Sony/Kemosabe records and away from her alleged sexual abuser.
Over the weekend, stars like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato showed their support by publicly Tweeting Kesha messages. Lovato had said “Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action. Happens way too often. I’m ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men. 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?” she continued. I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights.”
Lovato became frustrated when fans applauded Swift’s monetary contribution, commenting on a Swift fan account after she was accused of not being a “REAL” feminist. They said “The fact that Demi took the attention off the REAL issue which is Kesha and puts it on her and what seems to be a new ‘rivalry’ really shows her true character.”
“How the fuck am I making this about myself? At least I’m talking about it,” she commented. “Not everyone has 250k to just give to people. Would love to but I didn’t grow up with money and def haven’t made as much as her. At least I speak up about shit that’s uncomfortable to talk about rather than trying to be politically correct 24/7.”
She added: “There’s no ‘rivalry.’ I just give more fucks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person. I didn’t shade Taylor. If you take it that way than fine. I’m just tired of seeing women use ‘women empowerment’ and ‘feminism’ to further brands without actually being the ones that have the uncomfortable conversations. I get shade and I don’t give a fuck because someone has to be the one to take it. At least I’m getting my hands dirty. What’s your idea of a role model?”