Demi Lovato believes its time to cancel the concept of cancel culture, as revealed in a recent interview on Jameela Jamil‘s ‘I Weigh’ podcast.
Taking to the platform just a week after she made headlines for allegedly using a secret Instagram account to slam friend-turned-foe Selena Gomez (click here to read about that), Lovato addressed the massive fallout from the incident – #DemiLovatoisOverParty.
The hashtag swelled to over 100,000 tweets on Twitter Friday (April 17), prompting the GRAMMY winner to turn off comments on her social media handles.
Now, she’s speaking out about the backlash and weighing in on cancel culture at large. Hear her comments inside:
“I’ve been cancelled so many times that I can’t count. The hashtag #Demiisoverparty, that whole thing doesn’t even affect me anymore. It’s not real. No one has ever been officially cancelled. Otherwise, certain people wouldn’t have GRAMMYs today. Certain people wouldn’t have OSCARs and certain people wouldn’t be where they are in their positions.
Where is the forgiveness culture? If you have used up your second and third chances with a certain topic – you’re cancelled and you should stay cancelled. But, if you mess up, and you apologize and come forward and say you’ve learned from this, let that be an example for other people so they can change too.
You can’t change unless you address what’s wrong…” – Demi Lovato