So, Demi Lovato was one of the many celebrities on my MTV Sunday night at this year’s (truly terrible) Video Music Awards. I was happy to see her, not that I am even a fan of her work (Disney’s Sonny With A Chance and some bad Top 40 songs), but because I had heard she has had a rough year.
Besides apparently going into a deep depression after years of intense media scrutiny (okay, but she decided to be famous, right?) and a painful break-up with one of the Jonas Brothers (not sure if it was the twins or the Mexican one), she also fought a serious bout of anorexia for nearly six years.
[photogallerylink id=133248] So she took the time and got the help she needed, then the minute she returned to the public spotlight she was greeted with a chorus of remarks, both online and to her face that she is now FAT!
Naturally, it started playing out on Twitter, the nation’s real-time newspaper, the night of the show and Demi fought back. See what she said plus more photos from Sunday night.
Demi‘s first tweet after the show, later deleted, read, “I’ve gained weight. Get over it.That’s what happens when you get out of treatment for AN EATING DISORDER”
She later added, “Guess what, I’m healthy and happy, and if you’re hating on my weight you obviously aren’t. 🙂 #UNBROKEN.”
From an article from the International Business Times (the what?) this week:
“According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, (ANAD), ‘Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.’ 81 percent of 10 year-olds are afraid of becoming fat. 47 percent of girls between 5th and 12th grade say that they want to lose weight because of photos they have seen in magazines. 69 percent of girls in the same group say that images in magazines have affected their idea of what a perfect body is.
And yet: ‘The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only five percent of American females,’ (ANAD) said. Pressure is in abundance. Unfortunately, body shape is only one example of ‘perfection’ girls feel pressured to attain.”
Read more here.
By-the-way, thank God for the ideal 5 percent but still, let’s cut women who are closer to normal like Demi some slack too. Not everyone needs to be a size zero. And another thing, I only hang out with obese people so it makes me look super-thin by comparison. Maybe Demi needs to dump Selena and make Precious her new BFF so those photos start coming out instead.