Demi Lovato upset her fans by laughing at her mom's joke about the Zika virus.
Lovato was forced to respond to the backlash roused up on Twitter after a video she posted on her SnapChat showed her giggling over a joke about the Zika virus that her mom made with a twangy Southern accent. “Everybody down in Rio gonna get the Zika virus,” mama Lovato said.
The ordeal caused hashtag #DemiLovatoIsOverParty to trend world-wide early Saturday morning, similar to the #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty hashtag to trend after Kim and Kanye ripped Swifty a new one. Apparently, the controversy exists because Lovato is an outspoken advocate for an array of social and health issues, so her laughing at something that is affecting people on a global scale stirred up Internet backlash.
“In no way did I mean to offend anyone last night,” Lovato said on Twitter. “I was laughing at how southern my mom sounded, not the issue at hand. Deepest apologies.”
In true Lovato fashion, she followed that sincere apology up with something snarky: “If you watch everything I do, you’re still a fan.. I ain’t goin nowhere bitches.”
See the Tweets and SnapChat video below:
Okay why the fuck are Lovatics mad at Demi for this? Her Mom said it and was drinking by the looks of it! Why does everyone on the internet have to blow everything out of proportion! I get that it's a disease but seriously people will rip into Demi for anything! And Lovatics if your seriously mad with Demi you have to rethink all she has done for you. Demi should be more appreciated. Why do people who don't even have the disease care. It's like the just fucking looking for something to be mad about and it's so fucking stupid and drives me insane! @ddlovato #demilovato #ddlovato #lovatic #demilovatofan #dontforget #herewegoagain #skyscraper #giveyourheartabreak #unbroken #heartattack #madeintheusa #letitgo #neonlights #reallydontcare #demi #confident #coolforthesummer #stonecold #bodysay #cool #likes #futurenowtour #selenagomez #music #demilovatoexclusives #devonnebydemi #glee #beautiful #demetriadevonnelovato #demetrialovato
This is a non-issue and one of those instances where being famous seems exhausting.