Demi Lovato announced via Twitter on Tuesday night that she would be “taking a break from music and the spotlight” in 2017, adding that she felt was “not meant for this business and the media.” The announcement came the same day that Glamour published an interview with Lovato in which she criticized Taylor Swift and her “girl squad,” a move that led to backlash from Swift’s fans on social media.
“I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body,” Lovato told Glamour. “It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real.” Lovato also criticized Swift for claiming feminism “as part of [her] brand,” arguing that being a feminist entails actually “speaking out” about issues such as the gender pay gap.
Despite heavy criticism from Swift’s fan base, Lovato said on Twitter that she would not apologize for her remarks.
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