In an recent episode of Jameela Jamil’s iWeigh podcast, Demi Lovato reveals being quarantined is like being in rehab, “I‘m much more used to self-isolation, but I’m also really used to it because I was joking with some friends that I met in treatment. I was like, ‘This just feels like rehab.'”


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I ?? DEMI. She’s so inspiring. This young woman has been through extraordinary things, and so publicly, and so young. A child doesn’t consent to fame. A child doesn’t understand fame, it’s a concept to them, they can’t predict or prepare for the relentless reality of being trapped in a very strange fish bowl during your most vulnerable moments/years of change. When an adult becomes famous it’s shocking and discombobulating enough… but for a kid, who has to make all the mistakes we made growing up… but in public… it’s ABSURDLY hard to get it all right. And the pressure as a girl to thin, beautiful, smiley, sexy, likable, and to like everyone and to be nice all of the time; is one we do not put on men… Male artists behave how they like, weigh what they like, wear what they like and have beef with each other all the time and we respect and almost enjoy it and don’t interfere this much insisting they bury their issues, kiss and make up. I doubt those messages were even real, but either way, it doesn’t remotely impact my decision to let this strong, inspiring woman be GENEROUS enough to come and share her story with her fans on my podcast. She is not a saint… is ANYONE? (No) But she’s a great fucking role model in so many important, meaningful ways. I’ve watched her grow up. The girl I know is a good person. She may not be best friends with your Favourite person, but that’s ok. Let’s TRY to remember people have the capacity to change. Let’s TRY to give women the benefit of the doubt and reprimand their mistakes without calling for their entire erasure from our society. I’m grateful for what Demi survived and that she’s using it to help and warn and comfort others and I will always cherish our conversation. #forgivenessculture

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Demi explains, “You’re on lockdown at a facility, which most of the time was like a house-looking place or they’ve got beds, except in rehab you don’t get TV or your phone, so this is luxurious.  You don’t get to go to the store whenever you want or Postmate whatever you want.  It’s just interesting. I was like, ‘I’m glad that I’ve already pretty much done this a few times in my life.’  What’s funny is, one, I’m a homebody because I don’t love fame.  When it comes to paparazzi or getting recognized, things like that, that’s just not a part that I really enjoy, so I stay home anyways. I’m a homebody.”

Demi also made sure to address ‘cancel culture’ – earlier in the week, fans believed Demi had a second (private) Instagram account and used it to throw shade towards her former BFF, Selena Gomez.




“Demi says, I’ve been cancelled so many times that I can’t even count.  “The hashtag #DemiIsOverParty that whole thing doesn’t even affect me anymore.  It’s just not real.  “I don’t think that anyone was ever officially cancelled otherwise certain people wouldn’t have Grammys today. Certain people wouldn’t have Oscars.”



Demi continues, “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 apologize and you come forward and say ‘I’ve learned from this,’ then let that be an example for other people so that they can change too.  You can’t change unless you address what’s wrong and provide a solution. If there’s no solution, there’s not going to be change.  That’s why the cancel culture will not work unless people have some sort of mercy.”







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