Demi Lovato took to Instagram on Friday to slam a reporter for body-shaming her.
The headline posted to the Inquisitr read, “Demi Lovato Appears To Have a Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA.” Lovato was not having it, so she called the writer out on her Instagram story. The singer posted a screenshot of the article and wrote in all caps, “I am more than my weight.”
Demi continued in another post, “Unlike the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure.’ 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.”
“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,” Lovato continued. “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.”
Lovato then posted screenshots of her conversation with the author of the article. He reached out to the singer to apologize for his words.
Lovato made one last post before she went to sleep. “Change is made [by] raising your voice, speaking your truth and spreading love and compassion, not hate. Now my fuller a** is going to sleep!!! 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.”