We'd say that the feud between Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift is surprising, but at this point we're surprised when a celebrity doesn't have beef with the Squad Queen.
Taylor has a reputation for going full Regina George on those who cross her path, and she's earned a lot of A-list enemies as a result.
In this case, however, it seems the conflict may be entirely one-sided, as Demi seems intent on publicly bashing Taylor for reasons that remain unclear.
It all started when Demi bashed Taylor as a "fake feminist" on Twitter.
In her latest interview with Glamour, Demi stood by that remark, and, ironically, snuck in a few jabs that would likely many feminists the wrong way.
"But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand," Demi said, obviously referring to Taylor.
"To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body.
"It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real."
Yeah, she really underscored her point with that "squad" comment.
When the interviewer called Demi out for suggesting that other women's bodies are somehow less than "normal," the singer stuck tp her guns:
"It’s not realistic," Demi said.
"And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment.
"We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, 'Am I content with calling myself a feminist?' Yes, because I speak out."
Taylor's squad has become a common source of ridicule, but we're not sure if we understand Demi's point here.
Even if she believes Taylor gravitates toward thinner women, it's still not okay to suggest that their bodies make them abnormal.
It feels a bit like Demi is allowing her personal feelings about Taylor cloud her judgment and she's wielding the feminist cudgel without really thinking about what point she'd like to make first.
The rising popularity of feminist viewpoints and sentiments amidst young female artists is already having a positive impact on industry practices.
Unfortunately, when its used by one female artist to undermine another, it defeats its own purpose.