Demi Lovato Slams Meghan Trainor's Eating Disorder Comment?
During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Meghan talked about worrying about her weight in the past, saying, she "wasn't strong enough to have an eating disorder." She added, "I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that's not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, 'Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.'"
Demi's tweets this week seemed to take aim directly at Meghan's comments, as Demi wrote: "Having an eating disorder doesn't show 'strength'...Strength is when you are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long."
She added: "There's a wide misconception that anorexia and/or bulimia is a choice and you often hear people say things like 'why doesn't she just start eating?' Or even 'just stop throwing up.' It's the ignorance and lack of education on mental illnesses that continues to but mental health care on the back burner to congress even though this is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation, and causing more and more tragedy every day. Starving is not a 'diet' and throwing up isn't something that only extremely thin men or women do. Eating disorders do not discriminate. Neither does any other mental illness. These are deadly diseases that are taking lives daily. So please, let's be cautious of the words we use when discussing ED's and other mental illnesses."
As a final thought, Demi explained that she wasn't firing off "hate," but rather continuing to raise awareness: "Btw this isn't a rant, just a reminder for everyone out there who may not know the severity of these deadly diseases. No hate here."
So don't go firing up those "Demi dissing Meghan" rumors.