Demi Lovato has just announced she will be taking a break from the spotlight in 2017.
She tweeted, “So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight…I am not meant for this business and the media.”
Lovato announced Tuesday she would be stepping away from music and the industry in 2017 after getting backlash for her interview with Glamour Magazine where she may or may not have indirectly called out Taylor Swift.
According to Elle Magazine, there seems to have been a misunderstanding over some comments she made about Taylor Swift which caused a riot with the Swifties.
Here is part of the interview with Glamour Magazine:
‘Glamour: And you’ve said before, in regard to Taylor Swift, “Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work.” How do you see yourself doing the work?
Demi Lovato: Just speaking out. I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some 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. 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 shouldbe like, and it’s not real.
Glamour: Well, there are many kinds of “normal” bodies. I think what you’re getting at is there’s just one type of body in that squad.
Lovato:It’s not realistic. 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.”
Check out the rest of the interview at Glamour.com
Demi just wrapped up her Honda Civic Tour with Nick Jonas and from the looks of it has no plans to return for a while.
Good for Demi for not being afraid to speak up and talk about what’s really going on in the industry and the issues women face. I wish she had more support to help her keep going and continue speaking up for what matters to her, but in a way stepping away to focus on herself and the charities she cares about is just as great. You’ll be missed, Demi!