Demi Lovato is far from pleased with the on-stage Lady Gaga puking stunt that became the talk of her SXSW performance this week. Why?
Mother Monster is glorifying bulimia, in the young star's opinion.
"Sad… As if we didn't have enough people glamorizing eating disorders already. Bottom line, it's not 'cool' or 'artsy' at all," she wrote. "Addiction is addiction."
"Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you?"
The person booting on Gaga was "vomit painter" Millie Brown, who as part of the provocative show, put her finger down her throat and hurled all over Gaga's chest.
ARTPOP at its best. Demi is not a fan, even if she likes Gaga.
"It's not 'shade' and it's not 'hate,'" she further explained.
"But if someone has to come forward and say it. I'll take the heat for it. Putting the word ART in it isn't a free card to do whatever you want without consequences."
Lovato then tweeted to Gaga, "You're SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE.. but you don't have to do that."
During her keynote at SXSW, before Lovato's criticism hit the web, Gaga shared how the now infamous act of "art" and vomit came together:
"I've known Millie [Brown] for I think five years now and we've collaborated before…she was just in town and so we thought we would collaborate again."
"It was just exciting to see people talk about performance art on the internet. We really just did it because we believe in the performance and what it meant to the song."
However, "I asked my publicist if she quit in the middle of the show!" she said while laughing, admitting that she knew this one was pushing it, even for her.
What do you think? Is Demi on point with her criticism?