Devi Lovato Destroys Body Shamer, Stands Up for Women Everywhere

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Devi Lovato is not about to let a bunch of strangers bring her down.

But she is about to stand up for others who have been in her situation, or may be there at some point in the future.

Allow us to explain...

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Earlier this week, The Inquisitr ran a story with a headline that reads as follows "Demi Lovato Appears To Have A Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA."

As someone accustomed to being body-shamed and someone who has battled self-confidence and mental health issues over the years, Lovato reacted very strongly to this phrasing.

In an impressive sign of growth, however, she didn't respond with personal pain or animosity to the story.

Instead, she took a much broader approach to the sensitive topic.

"I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT," the 26-year old clapped back initially on Instagram, prior to delving into futher detail.

Demi on Instagram

"Unlike the past, I'm not triggered, I'm not upset that someone wrote a headline about my 'fuller figure,'" she continued.

This is how Lovato then took the long view and spoke out for basically every other woman on the planet:

"I'm angry that people think it's okay to write headlines about people's body shapes. Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder.

"I'm not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture."

On an inspiring roll, Lovato concluded as follows...

Demi Lovato with a Selfie

Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking.

If you're reading this: Don't listen to negative diet culture talk.

You are more than a number on a scale and I am more than a headline about my body shape.

As the singer mentions above, and as she has talked about often in the past, Lovato suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager.

Such self-esteem issues contributed to her well-documented drug addiction, which landed the artist back in rehab this fall after she nearly died from an overdose.

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So Demi is someone who speaks from experience.

She's been there. She knows what it's like to be criticized by strangers and to feel self-conscious about one's appearance.

In this case, thankfully, her Instagram post was head loudly and clearly, too.

The report's writer, actually got in touch with the star via Instagram messages to apologize for his offensive headline.

"I thank you for your apology," she wrote back, adding:

"Maybe you can write an article about this experience. Taking it down won't take away what's already up there.

"Unfortunately, I had to use this is an example to make a statement about these types of headlines how damaging it is not [only] for me but the readers."

Demi Lovato in Shades

"You're an incredible talent and you're right, your body is not all you are," the author replied. "This is a lesson learnt."

With the headline problem tackled, "now my fuller ass is going to sleep," the star later joked, concluding:

"Goodnight guys..I love you so much. Don't forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life."

Fantastic stuff on both sides here.

We continue to wish Lovato the best of luck.

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Birthplace
Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Demetria Devonne Lovato

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