The backlash is too much for the pop star to take.

Some Taylor Swift fans honed in on Demi Lovato for publicly defending Scooter Braun amidst the Taylor Swift master recordings drama.

Demi is no stranger to receiving hate on the Internet, especially on Twitter. She deleted her profile on the social media site eons ago, however the hatred spilled onto her Instagram account, and she’s well aware of it. So much so that she announced she’s taking a break. It’s unclear what that means and for how long, but some space from the negativity is needed.



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After Swift penned her scathing letter regarding manager Scooter Braun purchasing her masters, it seemed like every celebrity took a side. Swift’s frequent collaborator, Todrick Hall, who was managed by Braun and his company for six years, claims Braun is homophobic. That inspired a response from Demi who refuted Hall’s claims. Read more about that here.

Her reply was enough ammunition for the Swifties to target Lovato. They retaliated by body shaming her.

In light of Japan’s decision to lift the ban on whale hunting, hashtag #whale became a trending topic on Twitter. Followers ran with that and started calling Demi a whale. They even made the phrase “Take Demi back to the sea” a trending topic, according to a screenshot from Pop Alarms on Twitter. Others took past interviews Demi gave, removed her audio and replaced it with whale sounds.



It gets worse… Demi has personally seen the hatred. A user on Instagram posted a paparazzi shot of the singer and captioned it, “hey demi dm me so we can discuss a diet plan for you.”

Lovato has a history with eating disorders and body image, however she seemed to take the awful comment in stride.

“I actually am choosing not to diet and fall back into unhealthy behaviors at the risk of losing my sanity or mental health but thank you for the offer! Super sweet,” she responded.

Lovato made headlines last year after spiraling away from a life of sober living and into drugs, which lead to a near-death overdose. She has reportedly remained clean since.



Obviously, the Internet can be a dark and terrible place, however it’s the minority of people that have the gall to publicly write such treacherous, hurtful words. Demi might have stepped on some toes when defending Braun, but that doesn’t give the Internet free rein to sling hatred at her.

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