Demi Lovato Is a ‘Sensitive Person,’ So Stop Leaving Mean Comments
Demi Lovato gave her first official public appearance on Saturday (Nov. 2) at the 2019 Teen Vogue Summit. While being interviewed during a panel, the 27-year-old shared how social media played a negative roll in her life.
"What people don't realize is I'm an extremely sensitive person," she shared. "When someone says something mean about me or makes a meme making fun of me, I have a good sense of humor. But when it's a very serious subject it can be hurtful.
Lovato then gave an example of an internet troll that she has previously dealt with. "Even if you have an account that's like 'ImaDemiFan,' that's the name, and you leave one comment that said 'You look like Lord Farquaad with that hair.' I'm like, 'd--n, that kind of sucks,'" she continued. "I'm so tired of pretending I'm not human. When you say stuff, it affects me. I try not to look, but I see it."
Although social media can be a negative place, she has seen the positive side as well. "When I'm able to see both sides, it pulls me out from zeroing in on the negative," she said. "But I'm human and I think that's important to remember."