Demi Lovato Twitter
One person who's supporting her? Demi Lovato.
Demi called out gossip blogger Perez Hilton on Twitter after he posted an article with the headline "'Lindsay Is On Cocaine & Out Of Control' Says Michael Lohan!"
Demi, who herself has been down a dark path and the subject of many a rumor, fired back at Perez, tweeting, "hey how about you just leave her alone? Instead of kicking someone while they're down?"
Perez responded, "The media (me) is not harming Lindsay. She is doing that to herself. She needs to take #accountability before she will get better."
He added, "She has been given chance after chance after chance to redeem herself and make good. Yet she's like a broken record...And she doesn't get any 'free pass' because her parents are both incredibly dysfunctional. She's an adult, not a child or teen."
Perez noted, "I do wish Lindsay well and hope she is able to sort out her issues for good before she ends up like her idol, Marilyn Monroe."
Demi wasn't okay with it, writing, "The media (not just you) don't realize when you need to stop. This isn't a headline for your readers. This is someone's life."
She added, "I really wish we could go back in time when artists were known for their work. Not their personal lives."
Perez continued to defend his view, tweeting, "Do you really think @LindsayLohan wants the media to not write about her? She needs attention and creates drama to get it. #Truth...I have compassion for Lindsay, but I don't feel sorry for her. There is a difference. Glad U are doing well! Xoxo."
Demi noted, "Regardless, why does it need to become everyone's business? If you believe someone needs help--help them."
The gossip blogger responded, "I have tried to help @lindsaylohan. More than once. But the details of that will remain private. Others have tried too. Often."
In the end, Demi understood his viewpoint, but said she'd rather he not highlight celebs' personal struggles, writing, "I know you're doing your job. But I like reading your site for the funny, uplifting random videos of babies or animals better."
She added, "#spreadLOVEnotWAR."
We love Demi for taking a stand against Perez...she knows all too well about the negative press and gossip that can pile on.