Demi Lovato is fired up in her support of Kesha (Kesha Rose Sebert) and she’s making it known on Twitter. She used the social media platform to not only support her fellow female pop star, but to also make a call for female empowerment, E! Online reports.
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“Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action,” Lovato tweeted to her 34 million followers. “Happens way too often. I’m ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men.”
These tweets came after Demi tweeted her solidarity with Kesha, who was recently forced by a judge to continue to make albums under her Sony contract despite her claims that her longtime producer, Dr. Luke, drugged and raped her.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) February 20, 2016
Lovato called on feminists to do more to advocate for women who accuse men of sexual assault.
“Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar? I’m also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women’s rights,” she tweeted.
Looks like Demi knew the “consequences” of her tweets in support of Kesha could have but she didn’t care.
“Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard. Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it’s convenient,” she wrote. “Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society. Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single f–k.”
Demi Lovato isn’t the only female celebrity to openly support Kesha. Lady Gaga tweeted that she was “in awe” of the courage Kesha has been displaying during the entire ordeal.
“There are people all over the world who love you,” Lady Gaga wrote to the singer. “And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.”
Lady Gaga has been open about her own experience with sexual assault at the hands of a powerful man in the music industry.
Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Iggy Azalea, and Jojo also tweeted their support for the “Tik Tok” singer.
“My heart is with @KeshaRose,” Ariana Grande tweeted, adding a purple heart emoji to her tweet.
“If two people don’t want to be in business with one another it seems very cruel for one to hold the other in a contract,” Iggy Azalea tweeted. “I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but I believe Kesha deserves the ability to move forward, create and earn a living.”
Kelly Clarkson, who has worked with Dr. Luke before, probably made the most damning tweet about the producer.
“Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person… so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke.”
these pictures truly broke my heart today. pic.twitter.com/xnF9wKcAlF
— JoJo (@iamjojo) February 20, 2016
As Us Weekly notes, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke in 2014 claiming that he had abused her while they worked together and that she wanted to be released from her contract with him and his label, Kemosabe records. According to The Wrap, Kesha added Sony Music Entertainment to the complaint in 2015, claiming that they “had knowledge of Dr. Luke treating female entertainers under his tutelage and supervision in the same manner as alleged here regarding Ms. Sebert, which includes both physical and emotional abuse.”
However, this week a judge denied her motion for an injunction against Dr. Luke. As TMZ reports, this means that Kesha can record an album with another producer but has to remain under the Sony umbrella. However, her attorneys fear that the label will blacklist her if she refuses to work with Dr. Luke.
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