Demi Lovato wasn’t at all impressed with the self-proclaimed “vomit painter” who performed during Lady Gaga’s set in SXSW. In the “Neon Lights” singer’s opinion, the stunt was nothing more than a disgusting celebration of bulimia.
“Sad… As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. Bottom line, it’s not ‘cool’ or ‘artsy’ at all. Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction,” Lovato explained on Twitter.
Demi added, “It’s not ‘shade’ and it’s not ‘hate.’ But someone has to come forward and say it and I’ll take the heat for it.”
Not surprisingly, Demi Lovato and her opinion ultimately caught the attention of vomit painter Millie Brown, who disagreed with the former Sonny with a Chance star’s assessment of the performance. Now Mother Monster herself has entered the fray.
During a chat with E! Online, Lady Gaga fought back against Demi Lovato’s criticism of her controversial performance at Stubb’s BBQ during SXSW in Austin, Texas. Not surprisingly, the singer pulled the “art” card during her interview with the outlet.
“I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years and I take that very seriously, I take the struggle of others very seriously,” the singer explained.
She continued, “I am very supportive of Demi’s struggle and her recovery as well as the recovery of anyone who is suffering from that. But this performance had absolutely nothing to do with any eating disorder, and we never intended for it to be taken that way.”
Although Demi Lovato believes that Gaga and her partner in crime were attempting to celebrate eating disorders with the performance, the singer feels a little differently about the matter. According to her, she and Brown were attempting to express “rage and pain” during that particular moment in the performance.
Folks who need a Millie Brown refresher course could investigate the clip embedded below. If you agree with Demi Lovato that the stunt was nothing short of disgusting, then you might want to skip this portion of the article.
Since Demi Lovato struggled to conquer her own eating disorder, it’s understandable how she might take offense to Gaga’s performance at SXSW. While the singer and Millie Brown have defended their stunt as art, they need to realize that some people might not see things from their perspective.
Do you agree with Demi Lovato that Mother Monster’s performance at SXSW was a celebration of bulimia and eating disorders?
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