Demi Lovato Talks Bullying, Mental Health And Sexuality

Demi Lovato has sparked rumors about her sexuality in recent weeks. The rumors began when Lovato released her latest single, “Cool For The Summer.” In the video for the song, Demi Lovato struts around in a sexy outfit singing the lines, “got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite,” and “tell me what you want, what you like, it’s OK, I’m a little curious, too.” Many have taken the view that the lines hint Lovato may be bisexual or at least bi-curious as the songs lyrics allegedly hint at a same-sex summer fling.

Demi Lovato did little to dampen speculation when she spoke to Alan Carr in an interview for his Chatty Man show. Music Times reported in that interview Lovato remained coy when Carr asked about her sexuality.

“I’m not confirming and I’m definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with experimentation at all.”

According to Gay Times, Demi Lovato has used an interview recorded for Shazam to speak out about LGBT issues as well as talking about mental health and bullying. Lovato says fame has given her the opportunity to use her voice for “something bigger than music.”

Demi Lovato uses the interview to reassure her fans that bullying is something that can happen to anyone and admits she cares about the subject so much because of how deeply bullying has affected her.

“I took the opportunity to speak out about bullying because I know how much it affected me. No matter how famous you are, no matter how old or young you are, you can be the most beautiful person on the world, bullying happens to everybody.”

Lovato continues by saying she wants people to know, “…it’s OK you can get through it.” Demi also speaks candidly about having to deal with her own mental health issues, saying, “I wanted people to know what it is like dealing with mental illness.” Demi Lovato admits that she wants “to use her singing voice to get the bigger messages out” to her fans.

Lovato says, “you can inspire people through music but if you want to change the world you have to do more than that.”

Lovato has been a fierce campaigner for gay rights. She has performed at numerous “pride” events and has taken part in the Human Rights Campaign for marriage equality in the U.S.

Demi Lovato has been in a relationship with Wilmer Valderrama for nearly five years and she credits him for helping her survive her mental health issues.

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